Community Emergency Preparedness Night with Sky Sox
The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management is teaming with Colorado Citizen Core to celebrate National Preparedness Month with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The first-ever community emergency preparedness night with the Sky Sox will take place this Friday, Sept. 3. The gates open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7:05 p.m.
The most important steps a citizen or business can take to lessen the effects of a disaster are to Get Prepared, Get Trained, and Get Involved. Fans who attend Friday's game will be offered a copy of the City's emergency preparedness handbook which details personal emergency safety priorities. Other activities include fingerprinting, tours of agency helicopters, hand sanitizing demonstrations, smoke and fire safety trailer, natural gas leak demonstrations, blood pressure testing and more.
Fans will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from local organizations to learn about volunteer opportunities in our area. Our community would not be able to maintain resiliency for a disaster without the assistance of volunteers.
This event involves many first response and/or emergency preparedness partners from our community. They include:
- Colorado Springs Fire Department
- Colorado Springs Police Department
- Colorado Springs Utilities
- El Paso County Sheriff's Office
- Memorial Health Systems
- Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
- Pikes Peak American Red Cross
- El Paso County Medical Reserve Corps
- Pikes Peak United Way/211
- El Paso-Teller County Enhanced 911 (E911) System
- Pikes Peak Community College
- El Paso County Department Health and Environment
Our emergency services personnel - emergency managers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMT/paramedics and other emergency responders - do an incredible job of keeping us safe while responding to disasters, but they can't do it alone. We must all embrace our individual responsibility to be prepared.For ticket information, please call 597-1449 or visit www.skysox.com.