For the past 4 days I was assisting Arapahoe County ARES with the Arapahoe County Fair. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this event turned out to be very challenging and gratifying!

Ferris wheel and carnival rides

Dock Dogs

My role was to walk around the fair as part of a team of 2 or 3 and be extra eyes and ears for the sheriff’s office and the fair staff. During the course of each day, I ended up averaging about 10 miles walking. We assisted with about 10 lost child incidents where we searched for children or parents; 3 or 4 medicals where we called the event EMTs out into the fair to help people; and asked for sheriff support on a couple of unruly customers. Good times!