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2 years 4 months ago

Academy firefighters competing for world title

Firefighters from the US Air Force Academy are in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this week competing in the World Firefighter Combat Challenge. The competition combines the most physically demanding aspects of a firefighter's job and condenses them into an all out sprint. "It's built upon tasks your supposed to...

3 years 5 months ago

Food on stove fills apartment with smoke

Firefighters from the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived at the Wood Avenue Apartments located at 2919 Wood Avenue in Colorado Springs and found flame on top of a stove in a locked apartment. Firefighters had to make a forcible entry into the apartment and were able to quickly extinguish the...

3 years 6 months ago

Highway 24 westbound lanes have just re-opened

Colorado Springs Police and Fire Department crews worked quickly to move wreckage from the roadway at Colorado Highway 24 and 21st Street. All westbound lanes have reopened allowing traffic to resume normally as police officers investigate the cause of the accident.

3 years 8 months ago

City to destroy confiscated fireworks

The police and fire departments in Colorado Springs will be destroying fireworks Tuesday morning that were confiscated during the past year. Fireworks of any kind are illegal within city limits and a news release from the fire department stated that many people were ticketed this year for having fireworks. ...

3 years 8 months ago

Fire bans continue despite wet weather

Despite the recent rain and humidity, the fire danger remains high in Southern Colorado. Fire bans are still in place in both Colorado Springs and unincorporated El Paso County. Captain Jesse Ortiz with the Colorado Springs Fire Department says all of the the moisture is helping, but one or...

3 years 9 months ago

Fire station being rebuilt after fire

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Volunteer firefighters have broken ground on a new station for the Fourmile Fire Department after it was destroyed by a wildfire. Fourmile Fire Chief Bret Gibson tells KUSA-TV that the rebuilding project shows that the fire department is moving forward after such a catastrophic event....

3 years 10 months ago

Elderly fire victim was retired cop

Relatives say they are still in shock over the fire that claimed the life of an elderly man early Pueblo Sunday morning. David "Pete" Stringer, 80, was a retired Pueblo Police Officer and had been asleep in the basement of his home on Vail Avenue near City Park Saturday night...

4 years 1 month ago

Working house fire in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs fire crews are working on a house fire in the 4200 block of Crowells Mill Square. That's near Airport and Murray. Firefighters have called a second alarm--meaning they're asking for additional fire crews. The fire is said to be in the attic. We have a crew on...

4 years 4 months ago

Toy drive ends Friday

The Pueblo Fire Department will once again participate in Pueblo Bikers United Annual Toy Collection effort. Simply drop off new, unwrapped toys at any of the City of Pueblo's eleven Fire Stations until this Friday, December 3rd. The Fire Department will ensure that the toys will get to...

4 years 5 months ago

Rescues tie up fire resources

Around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, fire crews make a high angle rescue at Garden of the Gods. Four climbers with no gear got stuck 150 feet up on a ledge. After about an hour and a half all four were rescued with no injuries. But it had a big effect...

4 years 6 months ago

Checking the roof for leaks

The Colorado Springs Fire Department soaked a downtown city building on Monday, but it was not because of a fire. The facility's department enlisted the help fire crews to help find leaks in the City Administration Building. Firefighters drenched the outside of the building hoping to discover inside leaks....

4 years 8 months ago

California wildfire destroys 30 homes

Two wildfires that erupted and spread quickly in Southern California have destroyed dozens of homes and forced evacuations in remote areas of the state's Kern County. The most destructive of the fires was burning about 10 miles southeast of Tehachapi, a city located in a mountainous area between Bakersfield...

4 years 8 months ago

EMT arrested in several rape cases

NEW YORK (AP) - New York officials say an emergency medical technician with special access via a universal "fireman's key" sexually assaulted five women and girls since 2001. A gunman forced a woman into a car Monday and raped her in Brooklyn. On July 11, an 11-year-old girl was...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado Springs Fire Department gets $1 million grant

The Colorado Springs Fire Department has received a $1.1 million grant from the .S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Colorado Division of Emergency Management. The money will be used for wildfire mitigation projects throughout Colorado Springs. "These projects directly benefit residents and the community...

4 years 10 months ago

Mass CPR training planned Tuesday

The Colorado Springs Fire Department plans to train hundreds, if not thousands in CPR before the Sky Sox game Tuesday evening. CPR, which stands for cardio pulminary resuscitation can save a life when someone has a heart attack. Most recent statistics released by the Colorado Springs Fire Department show...

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