Fire Department News

Fire Department News

Black Forest Fire
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!
Official Colorado Springs Fire Department headshot of Chief Ted Collas in his dress blues
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
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:21pm
Our city and county public safety professionals are looking for fabric masks to comply with the Governor's recent recommendation that we all wear fabric face coverings when out in public. If you have the skill set and the desire to help our community, we would appreciate donations of homemade masks... Read more
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 2:34pm
Colorado Springs, Colo. - Under the order of its Medical Directors, and in the interest of patient care and overall public health, the Colorado Springs Fire Department is implementing new field triage procedures. Implementation of these procedures began on Monday, March 16, 2020. The new triage... Read more
Graduating class and CSPD leadership
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 10:33am
Twenty-seven weeks ago, 13 women and 47 men began their journey to becoming police officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department. The rigorous six months of training was all worth it when they earned their badge.
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 8:29am
Plans are moving forward to construct permanent airtanker base and ramp at the Colorado Springs Airport. It will make it possible to dispatch aerial firefighting crews within 600-mile radius.
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
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:43am
The City of Colorado Springs has joined FirstNet® – a new communications platform built just for public safety. FirstNet provides the City’s first responders new capabilities and reliable access to send and receive critical information while in the field.
turkey fryer and surrounding area engulfed in large flames
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:55am
Did you know that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home cooking fires? Safety in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving when there is a lot of activity and people at home. The Colorado Springs Fire Department wants you to know that although turkey fryers are popular,... 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