Evacuation Drill for Pulpit Rock Neighborhood

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The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, Fire, and Police Departments are conducting an evacuation drill for residents of the Pulpit Rock neighborhood Saturday.  KRCC's Rachel Gonchar reports. 

The Pulpit Rock neighborhood is located in the city’s wildland urban interface and includes University Park and Sunset Mesa.

CSPD Officer David Husted says participating residents can expect a knock at their doors and instructions on what to do and where to go. He also said this area is a new focus for first responders.

"It’s an area that we’ve never ever done an exercise before," says Husted. "We’ve usually focused up on the mountainside where there is a greater risk."

The evacuation drill is scheduled for Saturday October 18th. People should expect an increased police presence and an uptick intraffic.