News & Events
The 2nd Annual"Serving Honor and Need" Golf Tournament
Monday May 20, 2013 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM MDT
This year’s “Serving Honor and Need” golf tournament to benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation has found a new course to host this event. IRIS Fire Investigations is proud to host the 2nd annual Gary Sinise “Serving Honor and Need” Golf Tournament at the Eisenhower Golf Club on the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colorado. Named after former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who took part in the dedication ceremony, it is a modern scenic facility with two 18-hole courses: the championship Blue, and the stunning Silver. Named the top golf course in the Department of Defense by Travel and Leisure Golf magazine, and a member of USA Today's Top 100 courses in the nation. The Blue's layout was designed by Robert Trent Jones and measures more than 7,300 yards from the championship tees, 6,516 from the regular tees and 5,559 from the forward tees. The Silver is a demanding golf course with a premium placed on accuracy rather than length. The course measures 6,519 yards from the championship tees and 5,215 from the forward tees.
The opportunities to play a historic course on the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy do not present itself very often. As such, we are making this
year’s tournament more attractive for more participates to show their support for our veteran’s. Included in the price is lunch, dinner, a golf clinic before the tournament and opportunities to
purchase autographed merchandise, suitable for framing, to memorialize your participation
There are many opportunities to participate; from a single golfer, a foursome, corporate sponsorship, hole sponsorships, refreshment sponsorship and many more.
For more information and registration go to: www.tinyurl.com/GSFgolf.
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Pikes Peak Regional Wildfire Academy
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The PPFFA Fire Rehab Services recently purchased four (4) replacement high intensity LED scene lights from ROI Fire, one of our supporting business members in the Denver area. Two of the lights will replace the old scene lights on our Emergency Services Support Trailer that were used up during the Waldo Canyon Fire last summer, and the other two came with detachable tripods and were mounted to Rehab Squad 52.
The new lights are extremely bright and were first used at the Highway 24 / Big R hay barn fire last month, one day after being mounted and placed into service. The addition of these new lights should provide yet another resource to our area emergency responders and can be requested through the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch requesting Fire Rehab and they will automatically be available when Rehab Services are on scene. If one of our member agencies needs scene lighting and would like to keep their response equipment IN SERVICE, consider calling Fire Rehab for their new lights.
On Friday January 25, 2013, The Pikes Peak Firefighters Association graciously accepted a $15,000.00 contribution from the Gary Sinise Foundation on behalf of our area firefighters for their outstanding efforts and sacrifice during the Waldo Canyon Fire this past summer. The presentation / press conference was attended by Sheriff Terry Makita and other representatives from the Sheriff's Office, Commissioner Dennis Heisy, representatives from the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and many other area individuals and agencies.
Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band would like to return to The Colorado Golf Club this spring on May 19th & 20th for a two day fund raising effort for the Gary Sinise Foundation. Participating sponsers are currently being sought to make this event a reality. If you are interested in helping this effort please contact the event organizers, The IRIS Fire Investigations Group, at www.irisfire.com or at (303) 548-4344.
The PPFFA Fire Rehab Group now has a new home and base of operations. On Saturday April 21, 2012 both response squads and all support equipment and supplies were relocated to The Donald Wescott Fire Station #3 (old station #2) at 15000 Sunhills Drive in the Glenneagle area of Colorado Springs. For the moment the Emergency Services Support Trailer will be located on private proberty until an adequate location for storage can be determined. The PPFFA greatfully appreciates The Black Forest Fire District for their years of support and gracious use of their facilities, and we appreciate the Donald Wescott Fire Protection District for their support and facilities, and we are looking forward to a long term relationship. This move to Wescott Station 3 is like moving back home . . . Wescott Fire was the inspiration, motivation, and contributor of the "BUS", our first response vehicle.
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