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Managing the Community Effects of a Historic Avalanche Cycle

Drew Petersen from the Colorado Office of Emergency Management discusses the effect on mountain communities of a large avalanche cycle, including Lake City, Colorado. Please consider supporting Friends of CAIC through an online purchase or donation if you enjoy this content!

From the 18th Annual Colorado Snow and Backcountry Workshop in Breckenridge, CO. Presented by The North Face. Made possible by our sponsors and donations from people like you.


About Drew Petersen
Drew is a Field Manager for the Colorado Office of Emergency Management. He supports Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel Counties. Drew works to assist jurisdictions in planning for and responding to complex emergencies and disasters. He has over 22 years of experience and has developed a broad knowledge of emergency services and planning. Some of his areas of expertise include complex incident management, search and rescue operations and planning, geospatial technologies, wildland fire management, exercise design and implementation, communications/notification/warning systems, and computer engineering. Drew lives in Crested Butte and is an avid skier and hiker.

 

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