Accession Number:

ADA609280

Title:

Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Construction and Operation of a Live Fire-Fighting Training Area at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

2004-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

The purpose and the need for the proposed action is to meet the live fire-fighting training requirements for fire fighters according to the National Fire Protection Association NFPA Code 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Health and Safety Program, Air Force Instruction AFI 32- 2001 Fire Protection Operations and Fire Prevention Programs, Department of Defense Instruction DODI 6055.6 DOD Fire and Emergency Services Program, and DODI 6055.6M DOD Fire and Emergency Services Certification Program. Currently, fire fighters for BAFB and Colorado Air National Guard COANG are undertaking live fire-fighting training for aircraft fire fighting ARFF at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs, approximately 68 miles south of BAFB. Fire fighters are paid overtime wages and travel expenses to undertake training at Peterson AFB on their days off shift. Currently there are 44 BAFB fire fighters and 26 COANG fire-fighting personnel. Alternatives considered for this proposed action include 1 the no action alternative, which includes the continuation of fire-fighting training activities at Peterson AFB, Colorado and 2 live fire-fighting training at Denver International Airport. This EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of constructing and operating a live fire-fighting training at on BAFB. Under the no action alternative, live fire-fighting training activities would continue at Peterson AFB.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE