As many of you already know APEX Gun Parts is currently located in Palmer Lake, Colorado.
That location is due north of the US Air Force Academy and west of highway I-25.
Well today most everyone who works at APEX (Jeff included) had to take off for a bit and prepare to evacuate their homes.
All the effected people loaded their vehicles and came back to the shop!
No one had to come back, they wanted to.
Here is the notice we received::
The Town of Palmer Lake, Colorado
JOINT PRESS RELEASE
June 27, 2012
From: Monument Tri-Lakes Fire Protection District
Donald Wescott Fire Protection District
Monument Police Department
Palmer Lake Police Department
As previously released by the Incident Command Center in Colorado Springs, the geographic areas located north of the Air Force Academy, west of I-25, and south of County Line Rd are under a pre-evacuation notice.
Residents should begin preparations in case of a mandatory evacuation. Your preparations should include gathering important paperwork, prescriptions, insurance policy information, personal valuables, clothing, pets, etc.
As witnessed yesterday, wildland fires are unpredictable and can become very intense in a matter of minutes. We encourage you to take the time necessary to prepare your personal items and get everything in order. A little preparation will go a long way!
Since this situation is subject to change based upon numerous variables, it is recommended to keep abreast of the situation by checking with the local news stations or through
InciWeb the Incident Information System: Current Incidents
for the most current information.
Your local law enforcement agencies and fire departments are prepared and ready to fight this fire. You can help by being prepared and ready to evacuate if necessary.
AS always taking care of our customer orders is the first priority.
The folks not included in the above order doubled their efforts today so our people who live in the effected area could make their preparations.
We at APEX will man the phones and ship out orders until such time as we are ordered to evacuate.
We are hoping that all the brave firefighters and the aircrews of the water bombers can stop this blaze on the Air Force Academy grounds. That is where they are making a stand.
You can listen to their efforts live thru your computer media player here::
Colorado Springs and El Paso County, Colorado Fire and EMS Live Scanner Audio Feed
So far no one here at APEX has lost a home, and our hearts go out to all the residents of Colorado Springs who have been evacuated or have lost their home to this fire.
I will post updates here when changes happen.
I am doing this from my home computer that is well away from the fire, I just have a cloud of smoke hanging over this part of Colorado Springs.
We have each done what we can at home and at APEX to be ready for what the next few days will bring.
It is business as usual and we will be manning the phones and packing your orders.
My thanks to everyone, we appreciate your business, our customers are the best!