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Avon Colorado - Wildridge Wildland Fire Evacuation Training Exercise Friday May 27 20 May 2022 ( news )
Avon , state Colorado ( By Press Release office)
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Wildridge Wildland Fire Evacuation Training Exercise
Friday , May 27
The Wildridge Wildland Fire Evacuation Training will take place on Friday , May 27 , 2022 starting at 9:30 a . m . until approximately 12:00 p . m . Reverse 9 - 1 - 1 and EC Alert notifications systems will be tested .
This is a training exercise and will not require evacuation or road closures . Expect to see police activity and door to door knocking in certain areas of Wildridge during this training . Officials recommend the public use this as an opportunity to develop and practice their personal or family emergency plan . The drill is a joint exercise between the Avon Police Department , Avon Public Works Department , Avon Transit/ Mobility Department , Eagle River Fire Protection District , American Red Cross , Salvation Army , Vail Public Safety Communications Center , Eagle County Paramedic Services , Eagle County Human Services , Colorado State Patrol , Vail Mountain Rescue and Eagle County Emergency Management .
is the emergency alert system for Eagle County . Subscribers can elect to receive time - sensitive emergency messages to their phone , desktop and/or mobile device based on chosen alert areas and categories .
Non - emergency messaging from EC Alerts , such as traffic alerts , area alerts , business alerts and red flag warnings are only sent via email and the Everbridge App . Emergency messaging such as gas leaks , evacuations and wildfires are sent via text , phone calls , email and the Everbridge App . Even if you have signed up in the past , residents are encouraged to verify their notification settings at
www . ecalert . org
Volunteers are welcome to participate in the exercise and interested community members can call ( 970 ) 748 - 4040 and ask for an on - duty supervisor to learn more about volunteer opportunities .
Avon Police Department thanks the community for their time and patience as this important training exercise is conducted . For more information on what you can do in the event of a wildland fire , please visit
https://www . colorado . gov/pacific/dhsem/wildfire
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