Fire Department News

Fire Department News

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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, March 17, 2021 - 4:50pm
Randy Royal has been working at the Colorado Springs Fire Department for more than three decades and now he’s the new leader. Hear about his background, his plans for the future and his wise words about this year’s wildfire danger!
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 2:41pm
It’s a fond farewell episode with Colorado Springs Fire Department Chief Ted Collas, who is retiring after 36 years of service! Hear what he has to say about the department’s future, his own career and that time he started an IV on an elephant at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 5:07pm
You can see and smell the smoke and it’s been HOT. But those aren’t the only reasons we have a burn ban in Colorado Springs. Tune in for an interview with Fire Marshal Brett Lacey about how COVID-19 is impacting his decisions and what our fire department is hoping YOU will do – and NOT do - to keep... Read more
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 8:25am
The City of Colorado Springs will allocate $4.4 million towards the addition of 20 sworn police officers and eight full-time fire personnel in 2020. This investment continues the City’s commitment to add 120 officers to the Colorado Springs Police Department and 32 full-time positions to the... Read more
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:48am
The Colorado Springs Fire Department does so much more than fight fires! Typically fire related calls are only one percent of CSFD call responses. Jen and Ted speak with Sunny Smaldino, Safety Educator for CSFD’s Division of the Fire Marshal, about preventative measures for fire and general safe... Read more
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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.