K9 unit demonstrations featured
Kids and adults are invited to the annual Estes Park Public Safety Fair Saturday, May 11, sponsored by the Estes Park Police Department. This fun, family event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Estes Park Events Complex, at 1125 Rooftop Way. Estes Park Police Officers will be serving free hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and beverages donated by local businesses, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For the 2019 Safety Fair, more than 20 regional public safety agencies will converge on Estes Park, bringing equipment and apparatus ranging from a bomb robot to medical evacuation helicopters, dive rescue apparatus and more. Agencies currently signed up to participate include the Estes Valley Fire Protection District, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Rocky Mountain National Park and Larimer County Sheriff.
The event will also highlight police K9 units this year. As the Estes Park Police Department fundraises to add a K9 unit, it has invited the Larimer County Sheriff's Office and Loveland Police Department K9 units to provide demonstrations. Demonstrations take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to show off the skills and benefits a K9 unit can bring to the community.
Local businesses have generously donated door prizes, including movie tickets, bowling games, and more. Children can register to win one of four bikes to be given away at 1 p.m.
Police Chief Wes Kufeld stated "The Safety Fair has been a collaborative effort over the years to provide education to our citizens about the many services available in the Estes Valley. We are thankful to all of the volunteers, contributors and partnering agencies who make this event happen." Donations are provided by Salud, Walmart North Loveland Store #1008, Reel Mountain Theater, Chippers Lanes, Estes Park Rent All, Ice Man, Poppy's Pizza and Grill, Safeway, El Mex-Kal Family Mexican and McDonald's. For more information or to make a donation to the Safety Fair, please call Officer Curtis Plassmeyer, event coordinator, at 970-577-3822.