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WILDLAND FIRE DANGER IN CRYSTAL PARK:    LOW

IF there is a RED FLAG WARNING, fire danger becomes EXTREME!

 

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STRUCTURE FIRE IN CRYSTAL PARK

CPFD firefighters were paged out at 12:36 am Saturday morning November 8th for a structure fire at the top of Lady Bug Lane. The structure was initially filled with smoke, giving the occupant time to get out safely....but soon erupted into flame. CPFD, Manitou Springs FD, Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs FD, Green Mountain Falls FD, Colorado Springs Utilities and El Paso Wildland responded. CPFD manned the front line hoses; MSFD managed water operations and El Paso Wildland covered forested areas below the fire to put out all hotspots and burning embers in the trees and on the ground. Frequent water runs to fill tenders and a port-a-tank were made. The house was a total loss: In Crystal Park, it will always be a priority to keep the fire from spreading to the wildland and to other homes using our limited water availablity.

Crystal Park Firefighters poured water on the fire throughout Saturday, Sunday and into Monday. After that, CPFD scheduled 24 hour fire watches and later periodic fire checks until the fire was completely out...which did not occur until the following Thursday.

We wish to thank all the departments that responded...your help and support were invaluable. And a big shoutout to civilian Chuck Lavezzi who used his ATV to provide all kinds of support to CPFD, from ferrying firefighters up the steep driveways, to making fuel runs, to delivering drinking water to firefighters.


CPFD SHARES LESSONS LEARNED FROM OUR MOST RECENT CALLS:
Everyone's Safety in Crystal Park Depends on You.....Yes, You!!!

1.Fire danger: What kind of and how old is that heater you use to keep your pipes from freezing? Has your chimney been cleaned within the last year? Where and how are you dumping your fireplace ashes? Do you have a good spark arrestor on the top of your chimney? Do you have fire exinguishers handy in case of a small fire in your home?

2. Chain sawing: Definitely a good idea to always have a buddy with you. But no matter what, wear protective gear: Special chaps and vests to protect you from a misbehaving chain saw; helmet; protective eye wear; good boots and gloves. Please go and watch UTube videos about the safe operation of chainsaws.

3. Driving CP roads: Slow down....or face the danger of going off the road and rolling downhill. Moreover, your speed can cause your neighbor to go off the road in trying to avoid you....

CPFD Responds to Traffic Accident in Lower Park

On Tuesday, October 7, CPFD responded to a traffic accident in the lower park. There were no injuries because scrub oak kept the truck from rolling down the hill. Speed and bright morning sun may have been a factor in this crash. As always, please obey the speed limit in Crystal Park.

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Expires December 31, 2014

Contact ANY CPFD or Auxiliary Member

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the Crystal Park Gate to purchase.


Annual Pancake Breakfast Attracts Crystal Park Residents

Chief Welsch thanks everyone for attending and for their support of the CPFD

FIVE NEW EMT's JOIN CPFD

four new EMT's

Erin Davitt, Joan Powers, Twana Denton and Kim Leander graduated from EMT course held at Manitou Springs Fire Station.  Not shown is Heather Elliott.

Erin Davitt is working toward her degree in fire sciences at PPCC and has already completed Firefighter I and is a red-carded wildland firefighter.  She lives in Manitou Springs and is currently on a firefighting job in Oregon.  Joan Powers lives in Crystal Park and has completed the National Registry exams and is certified in Colorado.  Twana Denton comes to the department with a long list of training accomplishments from her time in the military, and will also train for firefighting and high angle rescue.  Kim Leander has passed her National Registry exam and is provisionally certified in Colorado. She is also trained in high angle rescue. Both Twana and Kim also live in Crystal Park.

Not shown is Heather Elliott, who comes to the department already trained as an EMT in another state.  She has completed certification in Colorado; she lives in Crystal Park part-time and is also training for high angle rescue.

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