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Community Emergency Preparedness Night at Sky Sox Stadium
Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Colorado Springs, CO – This summer was a wake-up call for many in our community on the importance of being prepared in case of an emergency. The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, El Paso County Emergency Services Division, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and American Medical Response are pleased to sponsor the 3rdAnnual Community Emergency Preparedness Night at Sky Sox Stadium on Friday, August 31st. This FREE event will help you get prepared, get trained and get involved. Everyone is welcome even if you are not going to the game*. There is fun and education for the entire family.

  • When – Friday, August 31 at 5:00pm
  • Where– Sky Sox Stadium in Colorado Springs
  • Highlights
    • Helicopter flyover from the Penrose St. Francis Flight for Life
    • Mascots from many agencies will be there to greet the kids

 Participating organizations and activities for this year’s event include:

  • Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management
  • Penrose St. Francis Health Services is doing a blood drive from 4pm-8pm and the Trauma Center is doing Bike Helmet Safety Checks
  • American Medical Response will have an ambulance on display
  • Pikes Peak American Red Cross is doing activities for children
  • Care and Share is doing a food drive
  • Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 will show you how to register for the emergency evacuation registry
  • Colorado Springs Fire Department will have a fire truck and Sparky
  • Colorado Springs Fire and El Paso County Wildfire Mitigation teams will be there to talk about mitigation strategies
  • Serve Empower Transform - SET Clinic will be doing free blood pressure checks
  • Colorado Springs Police Department will have a police cruiser there
  • Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso County Crime Prevention staff will present neighborhood and business watch information
  • Colorado Springs Utilities will have interactive electricity and natural gas exhibits
  • El Paso Teller County E-911 Authority will be doing cell phone registry and the safety trailer
  • Community Animal Response Team will be teaching small animal CPR
  • Community Emergency Response Training (CERT)
  • El Paso County Emergency Services Division, Public Health, Sheriff’s Office, Medical Reserve Corps and Search and Rescue will all be offering information and will have displays on getting prepared
  • Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) staff and volunteers will teach fire extinguisher training and provide education on emergency preparedness
  • Salvation Army will be there to show how you can get involved
  • The Independent Center
  • READYColorado