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May 22 Safety Fair Will Provide Family Fun And A Good Education

By: Kate Rusch
Public Information Officer
Town of Estes Park

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 Department and area law enforcement and fire departments will answer these questions and more at the annual Safety Fair on Saturday, May 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, in Barn W. Enter the fairgrounds from Manford Avenue or Fourth Street; there will be plenty of parking. The Estes Park Police Department will give away bike helmets and a free barbecue lunch, while supplies last. The free event is sponsored by the Town of Estes Park with support from many partnering agencies.

The Estes Park Police Department and other agencies will give tours of their emergency equipment. On display will be police cars, fire trucks and medical helicopters. Estes Park Medical Center’s ambulance crew will provide children’s tours of an ambulance and its medical equipment. Rocky Mountain National Park Rangers and Larimer County Search and Rescue will explain their equipment and provide demonstrations.

The Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department will bring Sparky the Fire Dog, Smokey the Bear and the Fire Safety House trailer to help children and adults learn what to do when the smoke detector sounds. The Dive Team will explain 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.

Tiger Tree and Summit Forestry will teach visitors about fire mitigation techniques. Pinewood Springs Fire District and Big Elk Meadows Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand to explain their emergency equipment. Big Elk Meadows firefighters will explain proper knife handling and sharpen pocket knives for visitors.

For more information, please call the Estes Park Police Department at 970-577-3874 or 970-577-3871. To receive Town news in your e-mail inbox, please e-mail townadmin@estes.org.

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