Emergency Preparedness (OEM) News

Emergency Preparedness (OEM) News

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 8:29am
Plans are moving forward to construct permanent airtanker base and ramp at the Colorado Springs Airport. It will make it possible to dispatch aerial firefighting crews within 600-mile radius.
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Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 12:02pm
Start 2021 off right. Make sure you and your family are prepared for an emergency. Remember, disasters don't plan ahead, but you can. Here are some simple steps you can take as you welcome the New Year.
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:43am
The City of Colorado Springs has joined FirstNet® – a new communications platform built just for public safety. FirstNet provides the City’s first responders new capabilities and reliable access to send and receive critical information while in the field.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 1:40pm
A drop in temperature this afternoon is expected to “flash freeze” streets. That slippery black ice won’t be visible to drivers and will make roads very slippery. SLOW DOWN and take your time getting home from work today. We could also see winds and higher gusts causing blowing and drifting snow.... Read more
include kids in the disaster planning process. Review your plan together.
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 8:00am
September is National Preparedness Month! This week we are talking about preparing kids and youth for disasters. Preparing your family for an emergency can be as simple as a conversation over dinner. 
take classes in life savings skills, such as CPR/AED and first aid to help others
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 8:31am
Is your neighborhood ready for a disaster? Here are some ideas for community readiness.
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Monday, September 16, 2019 - 8:00am
September is National Preparedness Month! This week we are talking about wildfires, and how you can not only prepared, but also reduce your risk. The warm, dry climate in Colorado Springs means there is potential for wildfires year-round.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 3:19pm
An intersection prone to dangerous flash flooding is safer now thanks to new safety gates. The intersection at Siferd and Date has been a concern for a long time.
two police officers talk to woman at front door of her home during evacuation drill
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 2:39pm
During an emergency, you might hear terms like pre-evacuation, voluntary evacuation, and mandatory evacuation. It's important for you to understand what these terms mean so you can take the appropriate action to keep you, your loved ones, and your pets safe. Also, make sure you've signed up for... Read more
Don't Wait. Communicate. Fill out a family emergency communications plan.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 2:09pm
This week's theme for National Preparedness Month is "Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters." If a natural or manmade disaster happens near you, does everyone in your home know what to do, where to go, and who to call? Chances are, you won't all be together when disaster strikes so it's important to... Read more
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Friday, August 30, 2019 - 2:02pm
September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters like wildfires, flash flooding, and severe weather don't plan ahead, but you can. We'll be talking all month about different ways you can prepare your family, home, business, and community. This week we are talking about preparing financially for... Read more