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Lyons Emergency Preparedness Fair!

posted Nov 3, 2018, 9:16 AM by Toshen
Lyons Prepared and Lyons Fire Protection District held an Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, Oct 13, 12:30 - 2:30 PM.

A huge thanks to Gayle, Ken, Sara, Sue, and Joycelyn for all the work they did preparing for the Emergency Preparedness Fair, to Chief Hoffman for making the fire station available for the fair, and to everyone in Lyons Prepared and the Lyons Fire Protection District who helped make the event a success. Great job!

We had a beautiful, sunny day for the fair, and it looked to me like people were finding good information and the kids were having a great time climbing on the fire engines, trying their hand at the fire hose, and getting their photos taken with the firefighters.

Thanks to Keith for giving trainings on how to properly use a tourniquet (he gave me a trial run before the fair started and I was amazed at how quickly my confidence level related to using one went up). Thanks also to the firefighters for giving demonstrations on fire extinguisher use.

Finally, thanks to IBM and Foothills United Way for giving us the grants that made the fair possible.

One more step of progress on our mission to help our community become better prepared for any future emergencies!

The entire fire station was filled with a variety of preparedness organizations from around Boulder County providing info to the community and answering questions:

Of course, the favorite activity was the chance for future firefighters to learn how to put out a mock fire. The Lyons firefighters also held fire extinguisher trainings and gave tours of their trucks.

Keith gave a quick training on the use of tourniquets:

Sue, a volunteer firefighter and IBM retiree, helped us apply for the grant from IBM, and gave a talk about the importance of community emergency preparedness: