Broadmoor/North Cheyenne Creek residents: If you receive an emergency call about a wildfire and see police and fire department vehicles in your neighborhood Saturday morning, don't be alarmed.
It's just a drill.
City officials will hold PrepareAthon! Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to give residents a simulated look at what it's like to evacuate their home when a wildfire breaks out. Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management and Colorado Springs police and fire departments will also participate.
As part of the exercise, the El Paso-Teller 9-1-1 Authority will place simulated emergency calls to several neighborhoods, including Broadmoor Heights, Broadmoor Resort Community, North Cheyenne Creek, Pine Terrace at the Broadmoor, Overlook Colony and Mayhurst.
Residents can decline to participate.
Participants will be evacuated to a pre-determined location and receive break and a presentation from local emergency responders.