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EPPD Public Safety Fair This Saturday!

Do you know how to protect your family in case of a disaster? Do you have an escape plan when the smoke detector goes off? Do you know what to do if your frying pan catches on fire? Is your child’s car seat installed properly? Does your child have the appropriate helmet for riding a bike? Is your home safe from wildfire? The Estes Park Police and Volunteer Fire Departments will answer these questions and more at the Safety Fair on Saturday, May 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Barn “W.” Enter the fairgrounds from Manford Avenue or Fourth Street. The event is free and there is plenty of parking.

The Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department will have Sparky the Fire Dog, Smokey the Bear, and the Fire Safety House trailer on site to help children and parents learn what to do when the smoke detector sounds. There will be a defensible space display as well as fire trucks.

The Dive Team will talk about the current dangers of high water around area streams. Parents can have their child’s car seat inspected to make sure it is correctly installed and everyone can learn about the proper use of fire extinguishers.

Rocky Mountain National Park’s Fire Crew will demonstrate wildland fire fighting and Estes Park Medical Center’s Ambulance crew will guide children through an ambulance and explain the vehicle’s medical equipment. Master Gardeners and Larimer County will help residents understand the various noxious weeds that proliferate yards and provide information on how to safely get rid of them. The U.S. Forest Service will have a fire prevention display and activities for children.

Tiger Tree and Summit Forestry will teach visitors about fire mitigation techniques. Pinewood Springs Fire District will also participate and Elk Meadows Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand to explain their equipment and display appropriate knife handling. Elk Meadows fire fighters will sharpen pocket knives for visitors.

The Estes Park Police Department will also display equipment and helicopters from many of the surrounding agencies. For further information contact the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department at 970-577-0900. For emergencies, call 911.

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