Accession Number:

AD1022284

Title:

Triumph Follow Tragedy: The U.S. Air Force Academy in the Waldo Canyon Fire

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

United States Air Force Academy Air Force Academy United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-09-20

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

On 26 June 2012, the Waldo Canyon Fire devastated the Mountain Shadows subdivision in Colorado Springs, Colorado, consuming 346 homes, killing two people, and costing more than 16 million to bring under control. As a fire along the urban-wildland interface, the public story in Colorado Springs is one of tragedy and loss, as over one year later, the community is still struggling to recover from the effects of a conflagration that resulted in more than 480 million in insurance claims.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE