Colorado News

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Person and dog dead following fire in Cañon City

A person and dog are dead following an early morning fire Monday according to the Cañon City Area Fire Protection District. The district was called to a fire around 4:15 a.m. to fire near South 4th Street and Highland Avenue. Crews said when they arrived they found a travel camper and an attached vehicle on fire. Crews were able to contain the fire to the area and on their primary search of the camper found the dead dog and a person who has yet to be identified. The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation with the help of the Fremont County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control.
KOAA-TV NBC 5 Pueblo

Pueblo celebrates Emergency Medical Services Week

VIDEO: This week, Pueblo is celebrating Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week. The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) said it's a week to recognize the contributions of paramedics, EMTs, 911 dispatchers, and other first responders who demonstrate unwavering courage. This week marks the 50th anniversary of National EMS Week, according to NAEMT. On Tuesday, Pueblo Community College (PCC) hosted a lunch to bring all first responders in Pueblo together and to show their appreciation for their service. Local first responders like the fire department, paramedics, and EMTs are tasked with arguably one of the hardest jobs, saving lives. They're all almost constantly put in very stressful situations. The PCC came to the EMS building in Pueblo to cook a homemade meal for all of the first responders.
KRDO-TV ABC 13 Colorado Springs

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Colorado Springs firefighters free man after he gets trapped inside trash truck

Springs firefighters have rescued a man following a misadventure in a trash truck overnight. The driver of the truck called 911 just after 5 a.m. Tuesday after hearing noises coming from the trash compartment. “When we arrived, we did find an individual trapped inside that trash truck,” said CSFD Lt. Jamie Gutschick While the rescue itself happened outside UCHealth Memorial, Gutschick said that wasn’t where the incident started. “From what we understand, he was taking refuge in a dumpster, not at UCHealth, but at another location, taking refuge overnight due to the winds and colder weather, and the trash company was making its morning rounds, picked up the dumpster to empty the trash and that’s how the individual ended up inside the truck itself. “The driver heard him and pulled over.”
KKTV CBS 11 Colorado Springs

Adams County Fire Rescue leads initiative to bring back arson dog certification funding

VIDEO: After State Farm insurance stopped funding its arson dog program, impacting fire departments across the nation, a group of firefighters in Adams County is working to ensure these dogs are around for years to come. Arson dogs play a key role in helping determine the cause of many fires. Part of their job is to sniff out accelerants before they evaporate. Without these dogs, it can take longer to investigate a fire, costing taxpayers more money. JoJo is one of more than 100 arson dogs working at fire stations across the country. If a fire is set on purpose, she will know in a matter of minutes. “Anywhere we go, she is nose down sniffing,” said Dawn Tollis, inspector, investigator, and K9 handler with Adams County Fire Rescue.
KUSA-TV NBC 9 Denver

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