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1 year 7 months ago

Ann Romney makes emergency landing in Denver

DENVER (AP) - The Republican presidential campaign says that Ann Romney's plane has made an emergency landing in Colorado but that everyone aboard is OK. Romney Press Secretary Andrea Saul tweeted Friday afternoon that the plane of the wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had just made an emergency...

1 year 11 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.

1 year 11 months ago

Emergency exercise planned for Wednesday

Every year emergency workers in Pueblo County run a large emergency drill to test readiness in case of a disaster. The scope is large because of the proximity of the Pueblo Chemical Depot, where thousands of obsolete chemical weapons are stored. This year the drill is scheduled for Wednesday....

2 years 1 month ago

Ohio school shooting reveals value of social media

With people using social media like Twitter and Facebook more than ever, these sites are of growing importance in emergency situations. During the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio this week, students tweeted moment by moment, providing real-time updates to responders who used that information to direct aid. Local emergency...

2 years 4 months ago

Police investigate "swatting" incident

On Wednesday a frantic 911 call came in to Colorado Springs Police. A woman told police there were two men in her home. "She believed two of the men had machine guns." explains Colorado Springs Police Spokeswoman Barbara Miller, "The next thing you know, shots are being fired." Immediately...

2 years 10 months ago

Disaster declaration for Las Animas County

Gov. John Hickenlooper today issued an emergency disaster declaration for the Bear and Purgatoire fires in Las Animas County. The executive order authorizes up to $2.5 million in state aid to help pay firefighting costs and directs the state to seek additional funds from the federal government if necessary. ...

2 years 10 months ago

Be Red Cross ready

The American Red Cross recommends every family to be "Red Cross Ready" in emergency situations. That means get a kit, make a plan, and be informed. The following information is from the American Red Cross website: GET A KIT At a minimum, have the basic supplies listed...

2 years 11 months ago

Pilot was trained for emergency landing

A Pueblo man is safe after making an emergency landing at the airport Saturday morning. Orlando Cuevas was flying his single engine Cessna Centurion C210 when the main landing gear jammed. With only the front wheels deployed, Cuevas made an emergency landing using the bottom of the plane to...

2 years 11 months ago

Pueblo airport emergency landing

We have just gotten word that an aircraft is preparing to make an emergency landing at the Pueblo Regional Airport with a landing gear malfunction. Early reports say that the pilot is attempting to get the landing gear locked down but have not been able to get a landing gear...

2 years 11 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...

2 years 11 months ago

Large emergency drill planned tomorrow

An emergency preparedness drill is scheduled for Wednesday morning at the Colorado State Fairgrounds to test emergency responders. Pueblo has a large drill every year as part of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program. That's because of the thousands of obsolete chemical weapons stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot...

3 years 2 weeks ago

NTSB: Southwest jet had pre-existing fatigue

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Federal investigators say the entire length of a 5-foot-long tear in the skin of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 shows evidence of pre-existing fatigue cracking. National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said Sunday that the rip in the jet that made an emergency landing...

3 years 1 month ago

An emergency at second nuclear plant declared in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion occurred earlier. The agency says the cooling system has now malfunctioned at the plant's Unit 3. The plant is one of two damaged in Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

3 years 3 months ago

Time to get prepared

Now is the time to prepare for the unexpected. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office recommends an emergency kit. It should include three gallons of water for each person in the home, non-perishable food, a flashlight, battery operated radio, matches, first-aid kit, tools, vital documents, a whistle, air filter masks,...

3 years 3 months ago

Disaster training offered

The City of Colorado Springs is offering training for citizens who want to be prepared for an emergency. A series of classes are planned this year. The first happens January 22 and 23 at the Fire Department Complex on Printers Parkway. The class provides training in disaster preparedness...

3 years 4 months ago

Police dispatchers honored

The Colorado Springs Police Department dispatch center has been named an "Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence" by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch. The Colorado Springs dispatch center was the 18th center in the world to be awarded this highest distinction for their comprehensive implementation and compliance with...

3 years 8 months ago

Fort Collins boy bitten by rattlesnake

A 4-year-old boy is being treated at the hospital in Fort Collins after being bitten by a rattlesnake. The Poudre Fire Authority says emergency personnel responded to a report of a child bitten by a snake at 10 a.m. Thursday on private property about six miles northwest of Fort...

3 years 8 months ago

Group that helps others needs a little help too

When crisis strikes, Red Cross workers and volunteers are usually first on the scene to help cover the immediate needs of victims. "Things like food, clothing, shelter and even access to mental health support and medical needs such as prescription medications that may have been lost." explains Jaici Murcia of...

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