Behind the Springs: Wildfire Warning

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Meet our city’s Fire Marshal and hear about all the things his team does and all the things WE can do to prepare for the summer heat and threat of wildfire. Brett Lacey has been in Colorado Springs nearly 30 years and shares great information that will help our entire community through this season and beyond!

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Make sure everyone in your household is prepared in case there is an emergency in your neighborhood. 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 a new app to help you prepare for an emergency. With the Pikes Peak Prepared app you can:

  • Create your own readiness plan
  • Access digital guides, videos, checklists, and news articles
  • Stay informed with the events schedule and weather alerts
  • Receive non-emergency messages about how to get ready to help yourself and your community

The Pikes Peak Prepared app is available in the Apple App Store, and Google Play.

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