Colorado Wildfires Disaster Resources
With the ongoing wildfires in Colorado, and the potential for many military families to be adversely affected, our Association has compiled resources to help keep you and your family safe. In addition to the local and military resources listed below you can also review the Disaster Preparedness Resources page on our website.
- An emergency shelter is open at 1518 Ware Street, Building 5950, to house any military families, retirees, or Department of Defense civilians who have evacuated due to the fire. Pets are allowed, however owners should bring their own pet supplies. To contact the shelter, please call 719.526.2794 or 719.526.2680. Fort Carson is prepared to open other shelters, should the need arise.
- Emergency supplies, including nonperishable food, baby supplies, and small household items are available at the Warriors Warehouse.
- Emergency service information is available at the Warrior Family Community Partnership.
- Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations “Colorado Wildfires” Quick Reference Guide for Army Personnel and DA Civilians.
- Fort Carson Facebook
Peterson Air Force Base (AFB)
- Peterson AFB has activated an Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) at the Airman and Family Readiness Center where service members and their families can obtain disaster relief, contingency information, and other services. Members impacted by the fires can meet with representatives of the EFAC team such as finance, mental health, Chaplain Corps, and Military and Family Life Consultants. For more information or to contact the EFAC for support, call 719.556.0455 or 719.556.0456.
- An emergency evacuation shelter is open at the Peterson Fitness and Sports Center for military members and families affected by the fire. Pets cannot be accommodated at the shelter. Questions regarding the shelter can be directed to the Peterson AFB Facebook page or by calling the Fitness Center at 719.556.4462.
- A 24 hour emergency hotline is open to answer all questions related to the fire, call 719.556.5185.
US Air Force Academy
- The US Air Force Academy has activated its Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC).Families affected by the fire can contact the EFAC at 719.333.3444, 719.333.3445 or 800.379.1455. The EFAC provides communication and information in a centralized location through both personal contact and telephone information services. The center has representatives from the base mental health office, chaplains, the base legal office, finance and Airman and family services, as well as Military and Family Life consultants.
- Air Force Academy Facebook
Any service member or military family affected by the wildfires should check with TRICARE for more information regarding their health benefits. TRICARE customer service can be contacted at 800.444.5445.
Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.
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