Pikes Peak Chapter Members Support County Joint Information Center During Fire
Thirteen members of PRSA’s Pikes Peak Chapter assisted during the recent Black Forest Fire by serving in the El Paso County Joint Information Center (JIC). The JIC handled communications with both the media and members of the public from Tuesday, June 12, through Friday, June 21. It was open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.
PRSA members volunteering were:
The Black Forest Fire – the most destructive in Colorado history – began near Highway 83 and Stoup Road around 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11. Two people died in the fire, which burned 14,280 acres and destroyed 511 homes. Some 13,000 homes and 38,000 people were evacuated during the fire.
- Fred Morgan, APR, Fellow PRSA