The Cheyenne Mountain AFS fire department will conduct fire training exercises from 8 a.m.-noon May 23-24 at the CMAFS fire training center, southwest of Highway 115 and South Academy Boulevard.
This routine training is conducted to ensure emergency responders are prepared to handle a wide variety of emergencies on and off the installation in coordination with mutual aid partners. Joint training will include 24 students from the Colorado Springs Fire Department Recruit Academy Class of 2019.
Those traveling the I-25 and Highway 115 corridors and living adjacent to the installation should not be alarmed if they see smoke or fire from this area. The CMAFS fire training center has significant safety controls in place to ensure the training environment remains safe, yet provides the maximum educational environment for the firefighting teams.
UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED FOR WEATHER.
Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, in partnership with Mission Medical Center, hosts no-cost health care screenings on May 21. Mission Medical is conducting the no-cost eligibility screenings for free medical, dental and vision care, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mt. Carmel. The event is free to all members of the public and no appointments are required.
Mission Medical Center is a FREE healthcare clinic serving the low income, uninsured people of the Pikes Peak Region. Mission Medical Care provides health care for uninsured, under-insured and low-income patients in specialties including Primary Care, dental, vision, behavioral health, diabetes and more.
Services provided include: primary care, dental behavioral health, vision (including free eye glasses), emergency food pantry, durable medical equipment and prescription assistance. Mission Medical averts non-trauma medical issues from local emergency rooms. From Mission Medical's website, "When there is nowhere else to turn, the people of the Pikes Peak Region turn to Mission Medical. MMC treats the whole person: body, mind and spirit with dignity and compassion."
Colorado Springs Senior Center opening at 10:00am & YMCA @ First & Main opening at 8:00am
On Monday, May 20 at 1 p.m., the Scott Elementary ALPHAs club will donate over $3,000 to the Colorado Springs Police Protection Agency for injured CSPD Officer, Cem Duzel. The students raised this money through various fundraisers. The media is invited to attend this brief donation ceremony at Scott, 6175 Whetstone Drive.
On Tuesday, May 21, 9:30 a.m.-noon, students from North Middle School will be at the Fairview Cemetery, 1000 S. 26th St., to place flags on the gravesites of over 450 Veterans who are laid to rest there. This is the second year the North students have been involved in this project. The media is invited to attend this event.