Tribute to Colorado’s First Responders Slated for September 12
DENVER – Colorado’s largest tribute to the state’s first responders occurs on Saturday, September 12, 2015, beginning with a kickoff Public Safety Exposition featuring collector cars, exhibits and official ceremony at Denver’s East High School, 1600 City Park Esplanade.
Displayed vehicles at the Expo include police cruisers, Command vehicles, bomb squad units, Sheriff vehicles, fire trucks, fire engines, classic fire trucks, safety vehicles from all over the Metro area, DPD Air 1 helicopter, and all makes of classic cars. The Annual Safety Expo is open from 10:00am to 2:00pm at East High School. All exhibits and events are free and open to the public to enjoy and participate. This year’s event features a collector car parade from Sports Authority Field to East High and back. Collector cars will be on display at Sports Authority Field until 4:00 p.m.
The tribute and expo are being organized by the Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation (INC), Denver Police Law Enforcement Museum, Denver Firefighters Museum, the Colorado Collector Car Council (CCC), Colfax Business Improvement District and a number of other agencies.
“This event is a wonderful opportunity to bring the Community together to engage with our first responders. INC has enthusiastically supported this annual event for many years.” said Merce Lea, Chair Public Safety Committee INC.
“This event is a way to allow for the citizens to see their public safety agencies up close, and to interact on a personal level with those who respond to emergencies in their community. It also offers a reminder of the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, and the heroic efforts by those first responders who sacrificed their lives on that day,” said Dean Christopherson, President, Denver Police Museum.
“This tribute is not only for firefighters lost, but also for the police and safety personnel who perished as well. This event is our opportunity to honor our local First Responders who deserve our praise and thanks,” said Winifred “Win” Ferrill, Executive Director, Denver Firefighters Museum.
Established in 1975, Denver INC (Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation) is a volunteer run, non-profit coalition of representatives from neighborhood organizations registered with the City and County of Denver (RNOs –Registered Neighborhood Organizations) and associate members from city agencies, non-profits, and other civic minded citizens. Currently, INC represents more than 75 neighborhoods from the various and diverse neighborhoods throughout Denver. For more information go to www.denverinc.org