Several hundred people and representatives from dozens of organizations made our inaugural Fire-Safety Expo a resounding success! Held on Sept. 6, in the Target parking lot in Silverthorne, the event featured demonstrations, interactive displays, contests, kids’ activities and free hotdogs! Check out some of the images below, and thank our supporters and sponsors, listed at the end!
The side-by-side demonstration of how quickly fire spreads in a room without a sprinkler compared with a room with one was a real spectacle.
Lt. Kevin Skaer guides a new firefighter recruit through the paces.
Zach Lynch of the Summit Fire Authority teaches a youngster how to perform hands-only CPR.
LDFR Fire Inspector Dave Coulter informs Sparky that he is too tall for that ride, the smoke trailer.
The bouncy house, provided by Time to Party, was, as always, a huge smash.
LDFR Firefighter/medic August Guettlein plays with fire.
Firefighter Andrew Segura teaches the proper use of a fire extinguisher.
The Summit County Rescue Group and the Summit County Water Rescue Team both showed off some cool stuff.
Sparky makes new friends and gets reacquainted with old ones, including LDFR Firefighter Rob Swier.
Dad, I’m ready for some Class V rapids!
The guys from Meadow Creek Tire teamed up with the Summit County Ambulance Service to provide free tire checks.
The Colorado State Patrol’s seat-belt convincer always provides a fun but dramatic reminder of how much impact even a low-speed crash has. Always wear your seat belts!
LDFR wants to thank the Dillon Dam Brewery, Old Chicago, the Sunshine Café, Murphy’s Food and Bar, Jimmy John’s and the American Red Cross for their generous prize-drawing donations, and to Arapahoe Basin and Keystone-Vail Resorts for contributing the grand prizes of season ski passes.
Special thanks also go to the dozens of organizations and their representatives who participated and made it such a fun, informative, interactive and well-attended event, including: Jody Acres, Mike Acres, Deb Myers, Mike Kelly and Mary Kay Kelly of the American Red Cross; Rob McClure of CBS-News 4; Claudia Owen, Trooper Greg Manning and Trooper Eddie McLaren-Rose of the Colorado State Patrol; Chief Tony Tucker and firefighters Ken Wilkinson and Annie Sperandio of the Kremmling Fire Department; Bruce Phegley and Gary Bergman of Meadow Creek Tire; Kevin Michalak and Scott Brooks of the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control; Dan Akers and Sue Hobrach of Service Monkey; Chief Mark Hanschmidt and Officer Rob Coker of the Silverthorne Police Department; Jim Gault, John Manning, Matt Lolley, Donna Lenard and Veronica Lozano of State Farm Insurance; Maureen Bradley, Phil McFall and Jim Levi of Summit County Ambulance; Don Bantam and Dan Hendershott of the Summit County Building Department; Julie Lawless, Sarah Mumford and Inger McDonald of Summit County Communications; Rob Sollenberger, Jodi Fairbanks, Shari Topping, Andrea Reller, Mitch Painovich and Rich Miller of the Summit County Rescue Group; Drew Fontana and Jody Patrizio of the Summit County Water Rescue Team; Matthew Howard of the Summit County Wildfire Council; Zach Lynch of the Summit Fire Authority; Nicole Johnson and Amber Flenniken of the Summit Medical Center; Heather Pearcy, Jean Sullivan and Dave Sullivan of Summit Systems; Luke Gardner, Shawna Dietz and Matt Brown at Target; Matt Kugler at Time to Party bounce houses; and Ramon Martinez of Tri-County Fire Extinguisher.
Additionally, thanks go out to Scott Pribble and the Arvada Fire Department; Julie Sutor of the Summit County Commissioner’s office; Scott Wilson and Cameez; Steve Allie and Colorado Tents and Events; the Dillon Community Church; Red, White & Blue Fire; Roman Moore and KYSL radio; and the Summit Daily News for their support of this effort.
We apologize if we inadvertently have omitted anyone who participated in the event organization, and any oversight is regrettable.