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2 years 2 months ago

Annual disaster drill under way in Pueblo

Pueblo County emergency personnel are conducting a drill today. The drill involves crews from all over the county, from the Pueblo Chemical Depot to Pueblo West. Testing will include the warning sirens in Avondale and a test of emergency radios.

2 years 2 months ago

Avondale students complete important drill

Over a hundred students at Avondale Elementary in Pueblo County take part in a drill that could someday save their lives. Because it's close to the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Avondale Elementary's gym has the ability to close off the ventilation system. In case there's ever a chemical leak or spill,...

2 years 4 months ago

Seven teams compete in drill meet

It was all about rifles, clean lines, and timing at Centennial High School. Thursday, seven teams competed in the Drew Dix Regional Drill Meet. Teams competed in regulation and exhibition drills, as well as color guard. Regulation drills require certain movements, whereas teams can choose what they do during...

2 years 4 months ago

Delays expected next week at Peterson

Peterson Air Force Base will conduct an emergency exercise next week which may cause delays at all entrance gates. Traffic disruption is expected from from February 27 to March 2 as exercises happen. The drills allow personnel to train for future possible crisis situations.

3 years 2 months ago

Airport drill planned Thursday in Colorado Springs

The Colorado Springs Airport will conduct a mass casualty exercise on Thursday 9:00 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration requires all airports with scheduled air carrier service to conduct a mass casualty exercise every three years. Thursday's exercise gives the Colorado Springs Airport the opportunity to bring multiple emergency response...

3 years 6 months ago

Emergency exercises planned at Peterson AFB

Members of the 21st Space Wing will conduct emergency response exercises from January 10 to 14 at Peterson Air Force Base. The exercises may cause delays at the gate. There will also be some traffic disruption and possible other delays where the exercise are taking place.

3 years 9 months ago

Crisis negotiation training brings agencies together

Law enforcement agencies teamed up in Pueblo Wednesday for training in crisis negotiations. The training took place at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. In one scenario SWAT teams and communication workers responded to a mock hostage situation. The training brought together the Colorado Department of Corrections, Pueblo Police and the Pueblo...

4 years 1 month ago

Disaster drill planned in El Paso County

More than two dozen agencies will run a disaster exercise Saturday in El Paso County. The exercise, referred to as NOAA's Ark, is sponsored by the South Central Homeland Security Region and Pikes Peak Metropolitan Medical Response System. The event is designed to simulate a weather emergency, in this...

4 years 2 months ago

Emergency response drill begins

Pueblo County emergency responders are involved in their biggest drill of the year. Each year they test response methods related to a disaster. Wednesday morning's scenario involves a helicopter carrying herbicides that made an emergency landing near Pueblo Technical Academy just east of Pueblo. Another incident will be rehearsed...

4 years 5 months ago

Battlement Mesa health studies moving ahead

Garfield County officials are moving ahead with plans for health studies in Battlement Mesa to evaluate the effects of oil and gas drilling on residents. County environmental health director Jim Rada says he has been talking with researchers, state agencies, industry representatives and others to launch the studies. Hundreds of...

4 years 10 months ago

Chemical Depot tests emergency response

Workers at the Pueblo Chemical Depot took part in a drill on Wednesday to test their response to an emergency situation. The scenario involved a multi-vehicle crash at the depot, that caused two chemical munitions to leak and dozens other to catch on fire. News First 5 got a rare...

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