Emergency Preparedness (OEM) News

Emergency Preparedness (OEM) News

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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 stay informed is with emergency alerts through El Paso Teller 911. If you haven't already signed up, make sure you do 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! 
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
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:58pm
We’re doing great but it’s not over! Tune in for a pep talk from the Medical Director at El Paso County Health. Dr. Robin Johnson gives details about a new “data dashboard” that will help you stay updated on the latest COVID-19 numbers AND she provides some helpful tips as we wrap up summer and... Read more
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 6:44pm
Should we send kids back to school?  When will this be over? What can I really do about it? Dr. Leon Kelly from the El Paso County Health Department doesn’t have all the answers, but he has quite a few that will make you think and perhaps realize the power of individual choices in the fight against... Read more
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 10:39am
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... Read more
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 3:17pm
Local loans and grants to Colorado Springs and El Paso County businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic supported nearly 8,000 jobs and resulted in $757 million worth of goods and services produced in the local economy.
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:32pm
It's important for all of us to stay focused on remaining vigilant in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. That's why the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County Public Health are asking residents to “#MaskUpCOS" in a new social media campaign.