FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2017
First Responder’s Alley: New to the Colorado State Fair
PUEBLO, Colo. – A new attraction is coming to the 2017 Colorado State Fair! The First Responder’s Alley
is a combination of local and rural emergency personnel joining forces
to encourage conversation and educate the community about safety and
health. Throughout the Fair, these organizations will provide a variety
of activities including live extrications, K9 demonstrations, and a firefighter boot camp for the kiddos!
Some of the community organizations that will be participating are:
The Pueblo Fire Department, The Pueblo Police Department, The Pueblo
County Sheriff’s Office, AMR (American Medical Response), Colorado State
Patrol, The Red Cross, ACOVA (A Community for Victim Assistance), and
Each department will have an informational tent with streaming
videos, department representatives providing literature, speaking to
Fair goers, and giving tours of their life-saving equipment.
First Responder Alley is located on
the West side of the wall between the Weatherport Tent and the Rodeo
Arena. Informational booths are provided each afternoon. Including the
911 Bus which offers the “Get Low and Go” safety program and hands-on
CPR clinics hosted by AMR.
The Alley will be open:
Fri, Sat, Sun, & Labor Day: 12:00-8:00pm.
There are also special events
scheduled at specific times. These special events will take place in
the grassy area in front of First Responders Alley (behind the Sea Lion
Date & Time
Sat., Aug. 26, 12–7:00pm
Charity Dunk Tank
Throw a ball, hit the target to
see a Sheriff’s Deputy or a Police Officer take a swim in the dunk
tank! All proceeds will go to raise funds and awareness for Colorado
Sun., Aug. 27, 3:00pm
Wed., Aug 30, 6:00pm
Sat., Sept. 2, 3:00pm
The Pueblo Fire Department,
Pueblo Police Department, AMR and the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office
work together to demonstrate a mock car crash. The Jaws of Life and
other specialty equipment will be used to free the “victims” from badly
Sat., Sept. 2, 3:00pm
Drug-sniffing dogs will locate and alert on hidden items in a realistic scenario.
Tues., Aug. 29, 5:30pm
Fri., Sep. 1, 5:30pm
Fire Fit Kids
A mixture of CrossFit and firefighter boot camp workout. Expect to see kiddos doing tire flips, hose drags and Army crawls.
Other attractions include antique
police cars and armored vehicles on display, a variety of first
responder’s equipment, a SWAT robot from the bomb squad, the Sheriff
Department’s MRAP armored vehicle, firefighters climbing a 100’ ladder
on the fire truck , escape plans, and 911 communications.
The 2017 Colorado State Fair will
mark the Fair's 145th year as Colorado's premier celebration of
agriculture. The Fairgrounds provides nearly $34 million in economic
activity to Colorado throughout the year; $29 million of that activity
is driven by the annual State Fair event. In addition to showcasing
Colorado agriculture, the annual event features one of the country’s
largest traveling carnivals, artwork, crafts, food competitions,
thrilling rodeo action, a wide variety of food and merchandise booths
and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado's ties to the Hispanic culture.