We would all like to say thank you to all of the Firefighters, Police, Military and all other First Responders who helped fight the fires in Colorado. We are going to have giant "Thank You" banners available for residents to sign and write down their thanks to all those who helped out our community during this time of need. We will have one banner at our station if you would like to come down and sign it to say thank you or you can stop by at one of the following locations to sign your thanks.
|Y96.9||SAT||15-Jun||2P-4P||Phil Ford Chapel Hills|
|Z107.9||SAT||15-Jun||4P-6P||Phil Ford Chapel Hills|
|Z107.9||MON||17-Jun||Noon||Phil Long Ford Motor City||Motor City|
|96.1 The Beat||MON||17-Jun||2P-3P||Phil Long Valucar Motor City|
|Y96.9||MON||17-Jun||4P-5P||Wendys||POWERS & STETSON 5850 Stetson Hills Blvs. 80922|
|Klite 106.3||TUE||18-Jun||7A-8A||King Soopers||Woodmen at Academy|
|My 99.9||TUE||18-Jun||Noon||Phil Long Hyundai Motor City|
|Z107.9||TUE||18-Jun||Noon||Phil Long Used Motor City||Motor City|
|Klite 106.3||TUE||18-Jun||2p-3p||Fine Arts Center|
|96.1 The Beat||TUE||18-Jun||2p-3p||Phil Long Kia Motor City|
|My 99.9||WED||19-Jun||9:30||King Soopers||CENTENNIAL|
|Z107.9||WED||19-Jun||Noon||Colorado Springs Dodge||Powers auto park|
|Y96.9||WED||19-Jun||Noon||Phil Long Lincoln Motor City||Motor City|
|Klite 106.3||WED||19-Jun||2-3P||Phil Long Hyundai Chapel Hills|
|Klite 106.3||WED||19-Jun||3-4P||Chapel Hills Mall|
|My 99.9||WED||19-Jun||3-4p||Double Tree|
|My 99.9||WED||19-Jun||5-6P||Panera||BRIARGATE LOCATION|
|96.1 The Beat||WED||19-Jun||7p-8p||Wendys||GARDEN OF THE GODS LOCATION 705 Garden of the Gods 80907|
|96.1 The Beat||THURS||20-Jun||9-10a||ARC||12 North Meade|
|Y96.9||THURS||20-Jun||Noon||Colorado Springs Dodge||Powers auto park|
|Z107.9||THURS||20-Jun||noon||Marcos Pizza||BRIARGATE LOCATION|
|My 99.9||THURS||20-Jun||5-6P||Chapel Hills Mall|
|Klite 106.3||FRI||21-Jun||Noon||Care and Share||PREAMBLE POINT|
|96.1 The Beat||FRI||21-Jun||2-3P||Freddys||STETSON HILLS|
Colorado Springs, CO (June 13, 2013 7:00 pm) – The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services team from Casper, WY arrived on site providing food and hydration to the Colorado Springs Police Department as they assist in the Black Forest Fire. The five member team spent close to two hours trapped in gridlock traffic during the 30 mile stretch between Larkspur and Colorado Springs, CO.
The Casper disaster response personnel drove 350 miles in a Salvation Army mobile feeding unit in response to a request for additional relief reinforcements.
This top-notch team is often called to serve outside their local area and was even invited to provide relief for the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation during a wildfire that erupted last summer. On their last day of service, the team received a rare honor by the tribe’s chief— an arrowhead from the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
The Casper Emergency Disaster Services team joins current volunteer teams from Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and the Denver Metro area on site helping in the following fires:
Black Forest Fire
· Disaster response personnel are providing food, hydration and other assistance at the Palmer Ridge High School shelter, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Falcon Colorado Springs Police Substation.
· Fort Collins disaster response personnel provided 725 meals and 600 additional food items to evacuees located at the Elbert County Fairgrounds today. The team will feed the remaining evacuees and 135 Boy Scouts dinner this evening and breakfast tomorrow morning.
· Today, The Salvation Army provided lunch for 45 first responders fighting the Klinkus Fire in La Veta, CO.
Royal Gorge Fire
· The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams are on standby to aid as necessary in the Royal Gorge Fire near Canon City.
The Salvation Army would like to thank partners who allow us to continue providing relief to those affected by the Colorado Fires. Today, King Soopers locations began collecting funds to support The Salvation Army’s relief efforts. The stores will place collection bins at registers and invite customers to give. Additionally, US Foods in coordination with Hickory House Restaurant has donated meals and other food items provided at the Elbert County Fairgrounds.
The Salvation Army uses 100% of your disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. Monetary donations help us meet the immediate needs of first responders and evacuees. To give, visit www.imsalvationarmy.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Fires.”
In--kind donations are not currently being accepted outside the disaster area. However, these gifts are vitally important to your local Salvation Army. To give items locally, visit www.SATruck.com or call 1-800-SA-TRUCK.
Steve Schopper, Audio/Visual Specialist for the Colorado Springs Fire Department, documented and describes structure protection during the Black Forest Fire. Recorded Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at at approximately 3:30 p.m. Steve gives a behind the scenes look at our firefighters efforts to protect property and save lives.
5pm News Briefing update on Black Forest Fire
Sadly, the Remains of two people have been found
15,700 acres burned
38,000 people evacuated
Incident Commander Harvey: Working to hold the southern line at Shoup. Containment at 5%
"We are working tirelessly" to identify addresses and homes damaged. Sheriff Maketa asks for patience from citizens who are displaced.
Not allowing people back into the area tonight. Will re-assess tomorrow morning.
The humane society will be allowed in to pick up pets in Flying Horse contact them if you need help
To contact the Humane Society with information about stranded animals, please call 719.473.1741 ext. 1.
'Troops aggresively engaged from in the air and in the ground.'
Active Duty military, National Guard, 750 FFs involved in the fight-- many local.
Mayor Bach, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of the victims. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the community."
Disaster Assistance Area: 1675 Garden of the Gods 719-444-8301
D20's School in the Woods saved by the Security Fire district and a team out of Boulder who "took a stand"
The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is welcoming Black Forest Fire evacuees, frontline responders and Colorado Springs residents -with no air conditioning and unable to open windows- to eight facilities to cool down, refresh and shower at no charge, during regular operating hours and on a space-available-basis. Please show identification to enter Family Centers: Tri-Lakes, Briargate, Garden Ranch, Downtown, Southeast, Fountain Valley and these City-owned, Y-operated Recreation Centers: Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center, Memorial Park Recreation Center.
Mountain View Electric's Annual Meeting at Falcon High School tonight, June 13, 2013, is postponed until further notice.
NEW evacuations have been issued:
The area is as follows: Northern boundary: North Gate and Old North Gate Road. Southern boundary: Flying Horse Club Drive (to include homes south of Flying Horse Club Drive on Barossa Valley Road and Veneto Way)/Vine Cliff Heights/Equinox Drive/Serenity Peak Drive. Eastern boundary: Highway 83. Western boundary: Voyager Parkway.