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Visit Safety Fair May 19 For Family Fun And Education

By: Kate Rusch - Public Information Officer

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 19, and the annual Estes Park Public Safety Expo, sponsored by the Estes Park Police Department and Town of Estes Park. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds, at 1209 Manford Avenue. Estes Park Police Officers will be serving up free hamburgers, chips and beverages from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for all attendees.

Over 20 regional public safety agencies will converge on Estes Park for the Public Safety Expo, bringing equipment and apparatus ranging from a bomb robot, to a medical evacuation helicopter, to dive rescue apparatus and more. Agency representatives will be on hand for demonstrations and to answer any questions attendees may have.

Families are encouraged bring their bicycles for a free tune up from New Venture Cycles, and pick up a free bike helmet and water bottle courtesy of the Estes Park Police Department. Children can register to win a boy’s and girl’s bike to be given away at 1 p.m. Parents can visit the Child Safe center and pick up a child identification packet, which may assist in locating their child in the event that they are abducted, missing or a runaway.

The Estes Valley Fire Protection District will be on hand to provide information on fire safety and prevention. Smokey the Bear will be in attendance, along with Sparky the fire dog. The Fire District will guide young people through the “safety trailer” to learn the “dos and don’ts” of helping in the kitchen, and how to get out of a room safely when the smoke alarm sounds. Attendees will also learn the essentials of creating defensible space around structures at the Wild land Urban Interface education booth. Adults can sign up for a free inspection of their child’s car seat for proper installation, obtain a free carbon monoxide detector for their home and learn how to safely handle chain saws.

“This event offers a great opportunity to learn about the services of our public safety agencies — a huge thank you goes out to all of our volunteers and contributors for making this event happen,” noted Police Chief Wes Kufeld. For more information, please call Detective Caleb Robertson, event coordinator, at 970-577-3871. To receive Town news in your email inbox, please email

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