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Colo. chief turns firehouses into clinics

Local residents can stop by these basic preventive-care clinics for such things as blood pressure and blood sugar checks


By Ryan May Handy
The Gazette

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown plans to turn several southeast fire stations into basic preventive-care clinics where residents can stop by for such things as blood pressure and blood sugar checks.

A two-hour blood pressure check clinic at three fire stations on Tuesday was just the beginning of Brown's vision, he said. In the coming weeks, he hopes that people can go to fire stations for non-emergency check ups, such as getting an EKG done, instead of calling 911 for basic problems.

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