Jan 16, 2013 1:00 AM by Andy Koen

Hundreds crowd emergency preparation meeting

COLORADO SPRINGS - There weren't many empty seats at the Cheyenne Mountain High School auditorium as hundreds of people came out to the city's first wildfire safety information meeting.

City leaders from the police and fire departments spoke about the importance of preparing for an evacuation and how to best mitigate the fire hazards around your home. One fourth of the population lives in the hillsides where fire danger is the greatest.

Susan Greene says the meeting helped her beacuse there isn't a homeowners' association where she lives.

"There isn't really anything to bind us together where we can go to ask these question or have these issues raised, we're kind of each on our own," Green said. "It's nice to hear that there's help available."

Similar meetings are anticipated in the coming months. Click here to download the Colorado Springs Emergency Preparedness and Safety Guide.


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