Emergency Preparedness (OEM) News

Emergency Preparedness (OEM) News

Black Forest Fire
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 4:02pm
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... Read more
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 4:15pm
The COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for kids ages 12-15. Get the facts from the Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Hospital Colorado, who is also a parent and realizes that it’s a big decision for families. Please tune in for this great and important conversation!
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 3:17pm
There’s some good news and some bad news when it comes to COVID-19 in our community right now. Hear from Dr. Robin Johnson, the medical director from El Paso County Public Health about the vaccine and an increase in COVID cases. This conversation will answer a lot of questions about HOW to get the... Read more
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 8:41am
Below are updates related to the March 2021 snow storm. The City of Colorado Springs will provide information as needed throughout the event. Latest update: 3/14/21 5:30 p.m.  Conditions Update Residents should continue to avoid travel, if possible. The National Weather Service has issued a... Read more
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 11:20am
The weather is cooling down, but that doesn't mean we're past the risk of wildfire. In fact, wildfire season is all year round in Colorado Springs. Protecting our community is a shared responsibility. You can help protect our community.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 2:53pm
We love to share great news on our podcast, but this time, we need to share some bad news about our COVID-19 numbers. Over the past two weeks, the incidence of COVID-19 cases in El Paso County has risen significantly. El Paso County Public Health’s Medical Director talks more about what these... Read more
graphic shows different kinds of emergencies. says "emergency alerts"
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 8:00am
During an emergency, it’s important to have multiple ways to stay informed about what's going on. One important way to do that is with emergency alerts through El Paso Teller 911. Sign up today!
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 6:00am
Monday, September 7, 2020 - 6:00am
September is National Preparedness Month! One of the best ways to be prepared is to have a disaster supply kit ready to go. It's smart to have a kit ready with a collection of basic items your household may need during an emergency.
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 11:41am
We've made great progress against the spread of COVID, but after the 4th of July, cases of COVID-19 went up – proof that COVID-19 doesn’t take a holiday. We all share the responsibility for protecting the workers we interact with, our loved ones, and higher-risk populations.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
More than 80 people from responding agencies throughout the region participated in mass casualty exercise today at the Colorado Springs Airport. Crews extinguished a staged aircraft fire and rescued “passengers” from an aircraft as they tested their communications and procedures for responding to a... Read more
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 11:27am
September is National Preparedness Month! Do your kids know who to call when an emergency happens? Get prepared and create a Family Emergency Communication Plan!