COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency ManagementThe City and County are consolidating their Offices of Emergency Management in an effort to optimize staff resources, establish a single point of contact during major incidences and enhance communication both during and after an event. The new office, the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPR-OEM) will support operations during a disaster or emergency in El Paso County and Colorado Springs.Because disaster knows no jurisdictional boundaries, we can most efficiently prepare for an emergency and respond to one by coordinating our efforts on a regional basis. The establishment of the PPR-OEM will allow the county and the city to more effectively coordinate and assist first responders in an emergency as well as preparing the government and the community for a disaster. has deactivated its call center in response to today’s Regency Tower Fire. There were no fatalities. Two patients were transported to local hospitals for smoke inhalation and four were treated on site.
All 123 residents of Regency Tower have been evacuated, and an overnight shelter with food, water, cots and nurses has been set up at Cheyenne Mountain High School (1200 Cresta Road) by the American Red Cross. Family members are encouraged to pick up loved ones at the school.
At this time, the Colorado Springs Fire Department cannot return to the building to collect additional medication. Evacuees who need prescription medication will need to go to the ER, if it’s an emergency, or contact their pharmacy.
It is unknown at this time when residents will be able to return to the apartment complex. The opening will be determined by the property manager.