March 15, 2013 8:27 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Police officers and firefighters in Colorado Springs are poised to a get pretty good raise next year. The pay increases were recommended as part of a comprehensive study by the Waters Consulting Group which was hired by the city to evaluate compensation.
Mayor Steve Bach says... more »
March 15, 2013 12:55 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Investigators with the Colorado Springs Fire Department say the five acre grass fire that started Thursday afternoon in the Red Rock Canyon Open Space was started by a model rocket. Fire crew found the model rocket while working to contain the flames, confirming an report taken by... more »
January 10, 2013 12:38 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS - American Medical Response has a government-endorsed monopoly for the ambulance service in Colorado Springs and El Paso County. Their contract is up for renewal at the end of the year and Mayor Steve Bach wants to see if the city's really getting the best deal.
"More... more »
November 23, 2012 9:12 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - A man who was rock climbing at the Garden of the Gods had to be taken to the hospital after falling about 8 feet and hitting his head. The accident happened shortly after 1:30 Friday afternoon.
The man and a climbing partner were ascending the western... more »
November 13, 2012 7:53 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - For the second time in less than 24 hours the same house in Colorado Springs caught fire and neighbors are starting to become suspicious.
Today's fire started just after 4:30 p.m. at a home at 1304 W. Costilla St. on the corner of Cherokee Street. No... more »
July 21, 2012 2:54 PM
The Colorado Springs Fire Department and local health clinics are going the extra mile to help keep you safe.
They're meeting at local grocery stores on the third Saturday every month through the end of the year, doing free blood pressure and blood sugar checks. They also have dieticians... more »
July 3, 2012 7:13 PM
Street by street though the Mountain Shadows neighborhood last Tuesday Colorado Springs Fire Department audio video specialist Steve Schopper recorded the unimaginable.
"There were certain streets that I was uncomfortable going through, you're seeing smoke and fire going across the street, I'm not exactly sure where it turns to... more »
May 31, 2012 2:00 PM
A search is underway at Skagway Reservoir for a possible drowning victim after an empty canoe was found this morning.
Dive teams from the Colorado Springs Fire Department are on the way to assist in the search at the reservoir which is located east of Victor in Teller County.... more »
April 3, 2012 7:24 PM
The gusting winds overnight aggravated a chimney fire and causing it to spread until it consumed most of a Colorado Springs family's home in Rockrimmon. The fire started at around 3:00 in the 6000 block of Red Hill Circle.
The fire department dispatched nearly 60 fire fighters and over... more »
March 1, 2012 9:47 PM
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... more »
January 11, 2012 4:01 PM
A family of four will receive assistance from the Red Cross after their Stratmoor Valley home burned to the ground Wednesday morning.
The fire began around 9:30 a.m. at 1225 Denise Drive. Homeowner Preston Taylor says it began in or near a gas stove in the living room... more »
January 11, 2012 12:29 PM
Several area fire departments are battling a blaze in a mobile home park on Denise Drive in Stratmoor Valley.
Stratmoor Hills Fire has called for mutual aid from Ft. Carson and the City of Colorado Springs in fighting the blaze.
Several engine, truck companies plus rehab facilities are... more »
December 28, 2011 7:34 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The fire chief and the union president are at odds over plans to staff a new fire station in Stetson Hills. The city will break ground on the new $3.6 million Station 21 at the intersection of Peterson Road and Dublin Boulevard early next year.
Interim... more »
December 4, 2011 1:08 PM
Two early morning fires kept Colorado Springs Firefighters busy Sunday. The first fire was discovered sometime after 3:00am when smoke began creeping through the walls. The fire was burning in the wall space around a chimney that extended from the basement through the roof. There was a report of a... more »
December 3, 2011 6:27 PM
Colorado Springs Fire Department crews were on scene quickly to a vehicle fire in the 3500 block of Colony Hills Road. Initial reports are saying that a propane tank may have exploded which also ignited a fire in a vehicle which was fully involved when crews arrived.
One person... more »
November 23, 2011 5:41 PM
Crews from the Colorado Springs Fire Department are on scene of a 2 inch gas line break in the area of Rangewood and Dublin Blvd on the northeast part of the city. Colorado Springs Utilities have also been dispatched to the scene. No evacuation order has been given at this... more »
November 20, 2011 3:29 PM
A KOAA News 5 crew was first on the scene when Colorado Springs Fire Fighters got control of what could have potentially been a serious incident. Fire crews were training relatively close to the area of 16th and W Colorado Ave at 12:40pm when a call of an explosion and... more »
November 18, 2011 10:23 AM
Colorado Springs Firefighters and Police are on scene at 3612 Galley Rd, for a vehicle that reportedly went into a building. A Fire Department heavy rescue unit is also responding to assist in removing the vehicle. We have a crew en route as well.
There is no word on... more »
November 9, 2011 4:18 PM
The Colorado Springs Fire Department save the city $209,229 by refurbishing an older engine (pumper) instead of buying a new one.
CSFD has refurbished seven apparatuses over the past five years, saving the community over $1.2 million dollars.
Right now, a ladder truck is undergoing the refurbishing process.... more »
November 7, 2011 3:15 PM
Colorado Springs Fire Department crews are on scene of a residential gas line that was reported hit at 5225 Farthing, CSFD Hazardous Materials crews are en route. Crews already on scene are working to clamp the line for Colorado Springs Utilities crews to repair.
No evacuations are being ordered... more »
October 24, 2011 1:35 PM
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... more »
October 6, 2011 5:34 PM
Colorado Springs Fire Department Crews are responding to a reported roll over accident on southbound I-25 between Garden of the Gods and Fillmore. There are reports of possible serious injuries.
Please detour around this are by exiting I-25 at Garden of the Gods or N Nevada and continuing on... more »
September 26, 2011 12:20 PM
A natural gas line break in Colorado Springs forced crews to shut down part of E. Platte Ave. Monday morning. Since then they've been working to get it fully opened back up.
It was a two-inch residential natural gas line -- one of the smaller ones -- that broke... more »
August 27, 2011 3:13 PM
Rescue crews from the Colorado Springs Fire Department are conducting a search and rescue operation in Red Rock Canyon Park on the report of hikers lost in the area. Crews are using cell phone signals to narrow in on a search area, and have split into two teams with hopes... more »
August 24, 2011 7:51 PM
About 30 people in Colorado Springs have homeless for the past four days after the electricity at their apartment was shut off over safety concerns.
Colorado Springs Fire Department spokeswoman Sunny Smaldino says the wiring in Beverly Apartments at 23 N. Wasatch Avenue hasn't been updated since the building... more »
August 7, 2011 7:49 AM
Three people and a family dog made it out safely of an early morning house fire in Colorado Springs, but the family cat was killed in the blaze.
Colorado Springs Fire crews got the call around 2:30 a.m. to a home on Golden Hills Road, in the bluffs just... more »
July 21, 2011 3:02 PM
The Colorado Springs Fire Department is closing Vincent at Dublin Blvd due to a large gas line that was hit and broken in a construction area. Colorado Springs Utilities has a crew responding and Colorado Springs Police are setting up road blocks for public safety at the scene.
The... more »
July 20, 2011 5:41 PM
Colorado Springs emergency crews are rushing to the scene of a serious traffic accident at E. Woodmen Rd. and Powers Blvd. Witness reports say that the accident is possibly in the Southbound lanes or in the median. Crews are working to set up a command at this time. We have... more »
July 3, 2011 12:16 AM
Afternoon rain showers are music to the ears of local firefighters, but there's a long ways to go reversing dry conditions. So as we are approaching the Fourth of July, firefighters are getting nervous about fireworks.
"We're going out to ensure compliance with the fire code and the burn... more »
July 2, 2011 3:51 PM
Thinking about setting off fireworks this weekend in Colorado Springs? Think again.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department will be running patrols through Monday; they'll be confiscating fireworks and issuing tickets.
The department wants to remind people that fireworks are illegal in Colorado Springs and fire conditions have been... more »
July 2, 2011 1:20 PM
High Angle Rescue Climbers from the Colorado Springs Fire Department have responded to the Silver Cascade Falls area of North Cheyenne Canyon and Stratton Open Space when reportedly a man in his early 30's fell nearly 100 feet while working as a youth group volunteer in the canyon.
At... more »
June 18, 2011 5:59 PM
High Angle Rescue Crews from the Colorado Springs Fire Department are conducting a rescue operation for a fall victim in the Garden of the Gods Park. The victim reportedly fell approximately 15 feet. The victim's current condition and extent of injuries is unknown at this time.
Crews on the... more »
May 22, 2011 3:48 PM
Colorado Springs Fire, Utilities and Police have responded to 415 Thames Drive after a service gas line was hit by a trenching machine next to a home. The gas line has been clamped off and crews are making sure the gas line is safe to leave for the utilities to... more »
May 21, 2011 11:44 AM
Colorado Springs Fire crews are investigating a house fire on North Colony Circle. Initial reports say people saw smoke coming from a garage. Colorado Springs Fire Department is responding. more »
May 9, 2011 8:49 AM
The Colorado Springs Fire Department said that the third dog has died in the fire on Stemwood Drive. A man called 9-1-1 just before 5:00 am when he awoke to his smoke detectors going off and then leaped from a second story window. No one else was home and there... more »
May 5, 2011 6:23 PM
The Colorado Springs Fire Department working with El Paso County Search and Rescue have responded to the call of an injured hiker in Queen's Canyon. The injuries have not been reported as life threatening and crews have begun to carry the victim out. The victim, an unidentified female will be... more »
March 9, 2011 7:49 PM
The body of one person has been found in the rubble of a home that exploded overnight in Colorado Springs.
Investigators have not identified the person. Two dogs have also been found dead. Another person is still unaccounted for.
The home on Knottwood Drive exploded around midnight. Fire... more »
February 15, 2011 7:11 PM
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... more »
February 12, 2011 6:31 PM
Colorado Springs Fire Department crews are on scene on a structure fire at 228 Auburn Drive. Crews arrived to only minor smoke but as they were investigating found fire burning in a hallway of the building. There is one residential unit in what is mostly a commercial property.
The... more »
January 17, 2011 6:18 AM
Colorado Springs firefighters now say one of six victims burned in an overnight house fire was an adult, the other 5 are children. The adult, a 44 year old, and one of the children have been taken to a Denver area burn unit. We do not know the conditions of... more »
January 6, 2011 1:55 PM
Recruit Academies are back in Colorado Springs. For both Police and Fire a huge number of people want a spot.
Due to budget issues public safety recruiting has been on hold for several years. To fill positions left by retirement and attrition each agency will hold small academies.
... more »
November 27, 2010 12:17 PM
Colorado Springs Fire Department crews are on scene of a structure fire at 1704 W. Cucharra Street on the City's west side. The first call came in at 10:00am today and a second alarm was sounded shortly after. News First 5 has a crew on scene now and we will... more »
November 18, 2010 7:28 PM
The Colorado Springs Fire Department will conduct training near the campus of The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Friday.
Firefighters will conduct a "prescribed fire" actually setting grass on fire on the Summit property at the end of Cragmor Village Rd. In addition, personnel will cut dead trees... more »
October 16, 2010 1:11 AM
Vlad Lundquist lost his legs, but not his love for sports.
This teenager began playing sled hockey four years ago and says, "Just going fast is my thing," and he currently plays for the Colorado Springs Sled Hockey Association.
In recent years, the sport has gained momentum and... more »
September 20, 2010 7:42 PM
When fire broke out at a Colorado Springs apartment complex Monday, the first images from the scene appeared not on TV or the web site for the local newspaper, but rather on the fire department's Twitter page. It continues a rapid trend of emergency response agencies utilizing social media to... more »
August 30, 2010 8:30 PM
A kitchen fire has closed a popular Colorado Springs pizzeria. The Borriello Brothers restaurant located at the intersection Barnes and Oro Blanco caught fire just before 6:00 Monday during the dinner rush hour. The fire department says all 12 customers and 5 employees were safely evacuated.
Manager Jim Fiducia... more »
July 31, 2010 12:50 PM
Four people were sent to the hospital this morning after a rollover on Old Stage Road west of Colorado S prings.
Several agencies including Colorado State Patrol, the National Forest Service, and Colorado Springs Fire Department are were on scene.
A Trooper on the scene says the driver... more »
May 22, 2010 11:32 PM
The heavy winds Saturday fanned grass fires, knocked off tree limbs severely damaged a large steel building in Colorado Springs.
Several trains were stopped on the tracks through downtown after an entire wall of a steel heating and air conditioning building was blown outward onto the track.
The... more »
May 17, 2010 2:53 PM
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... more »
April 21, 2010 5:17 PM
A house fire that sent a woman to the hospital by ambulance Wednesday morning was caused by careless smoking, according to Colorado Springs Fire Department investigators. Her injuries are not life threatening.
The fire broke out around 7:40, in the 2200 block of Constellation Dr. Colorado Springs Dispatch reported... more »
March 27, 2010 3:13 PM
Colorado Springs Fire Department is on scene at a house fire at the 2200 block of Lockhaven Drive.
Firefighters were called just after 12:30 Saturday afternoon. CSFD tells News First 5 that it took only about 5 minutes to knock down the fire. 24 firefighters responded to the scene.... more »
March 18, 2010 8:06 PM
The road can be a dangerous place, but those dangers can increase if you aren't looking out for yourself.
That's what they're trying to get across to Fort Carson soldiers on Thursday.
A staged accident scene is one way that point is being put across. The post brought... more »
February 1, 2010 5:49 PM
Do you have a tent that's gathering dust in your garage, basement, attic or storage shed? Now's your chance to put it to good use.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) are collecting tents that are 4-person or larger. Large tarps are also useful.
... more »
January 12, 2010 6:35 PM
Firefighters are cleaning up after a fire in northeast Colorado Springs, in the 2200 block of Rockhurst Blvd.
There are reports of heavy smoke damage inside the structure.
There are no reports of injuries but the street is blocked off while crews work. more »
January 12, 2010 4:39 PM
The American Red Cross Pikes Peak Chapter and the Colorado Springs Fire Department will go door-to-door this Saturday to educate residents about fire safety.
Between 10 am - 1 pm, volunteers will talk with residents and leave behind door hangers with fire safety information. The door hangers include information... more »
September 8, 2009 7:03 PM
There was a particularly touching moment during the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon Monday afternoon, a show of brotherhood between the Pueblo and Colorado Springs Fire Departments. As firefighters from the CSFD brought in their cash donations from the Fill the Boot campaign, Scott Reiman of the International Association of Fire... more »
September 8, 2009 6:54 PM
Smoke detectors are credited with helping to save a Colorado Springs family's pets after their house caught fire Tuesday afternoon. It happened around 12:30 pm at a home in the 500 block of Yellowstone Drive. The fire department says the family wasn't at home when the fire started and that... more »