Fire Prevention & Safety

Fire prevention and safety involves education and awareness programs and wildfire mitigation activities to increase the safety of our community and protect property.  Fire Prevention is the key to saving lives, and fire prevention education is the first step in the Fire Department's commitment to protecting the lives and property of our citizens. 

The Colorado Springs Fire Department is committed to providing its citizens with the most comprehensive information and assistance possible. This site is designed to provide information and tips on home and business safety. If you have questions, please contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I set up a fire drill for my business?

How can my out-of-town alarm company contact Fire Department dispatch?

They must call the Out of State/City dispatch center at 719-444-7632.

Does the fire department provide CPR and First Aid classes?

The Colorado Springs Fire Department does not offer certification classes in CPR or First Aid. Agencies to contact are Southwest CPR or the Pikes Peak Red Cross.

Do you give fire extinguisher training?

Yes, you can learn about the program on our Fire Extinguisher Training page.

Where can I purchase an escape ladder?

Any home improvement or big box store.

Do you install car seats for children?

The Colorado Springs Fire Department is not certified to install car seats. Please visit the Drive Smart Colorado Website or call them at 719-444-7534

Who can help me with my CO alarm?

The Colorado Springs Fire Department will replace single-unit smoke alarm batteries for senior and low-income individuals, Contact the Fire Department Front Desk at 719-385-5950.

If the CO Alarms are going off and showing a CO reading/warning, have everyone leave the building and call 911. Some obvious signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are dizziness/lightheadedness, sleepiness/fatigue, and/or headaches.

Where can I get my fire extinguisher recharged?

Contact a private company for purchasing, inspecting, and recharging a fire extinguisher. 

How do I dispose of my hazardous household waste materials?

If it is an emergency, call 911. If it is not an emergency, contact the El Paso County Household Chemical Waste Collection Facility at 520-7878 to schedule a drop-off time.