Summa Western Reserve Hospital is helping Cuyahoga Falls celebrate its first-ever First Responders Appreciation Day, an all-day celebration of the service men and women who are the first to respond to emergencies and disasters, on Sunday, Sept. 29, 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. in Falls River Square. The event is sponsored by Summa Western Reserve Hospital, the City of Cuyahoga Falls and the Cuyahoga Falls Fire and Police Departments.
First Responders Day - Sunday, Sept. 29th - 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - Falls River Square (Downtown Cuyahoga Falls)
“On our first Cuyahoga Falls First Responders Appreciation Day, we celebrate the brave EMS personnel, fire fighters, police officers and other service men and women who come to the rescue when the community needs them the most,” says Mayor Don Robart. “This provides us an opportunity to show our appreciation for vital work they do.
Open to the public, the family-friendly event includes an address from Mayor Don Robart and an interfaith prayer to commence the festivities. A variety of activities that include face painting, service trucks on display, rock wall climbing, police K-9 demonstrations, Kid ID cards made, Woodridge High School marching band, Paws and Prayers with adoptable animals, Summit County mounted patrol, raffles and much more. All attending first responders will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes. The event will culminate with a performance by “Buck Naked Band” whose members consist largely of Akron Police Department employees.
Leading up to the event, kindergarten through fifth grade students entered a poster contest. Students submittedposters to their teachers showing first responders in action or what first responders mean to the community. Based on the poster’s creativity, four winners — two boys and two girls — will be selected to receive new bicycles as prizes.
For more information, contact Kathy Romito at 330.971.7408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Akron Children’s Hospital Critical Transport Team
American Red Cross
City of Cuyahoga Falls
Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department
Cuyahoga Falls Police Department
Eat and Park
METRO SWAT Armored Vehicle
Ohio Department of Homeland Security
Ohio National Guard Homeland Response Force CBRNE Enhanced Response Force
Ohio State Highway Patrol Special Response Team Tactical Vehicle
Paws and Prayers
Police Canine Units- Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge OSP and Akron
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
Summit County Citizen Corp
Summit County Emergency Management Agency
Summit County Haz-Mat Team
Summit County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol Unit and Bomb Squad
Tae Kwon Do for Life
Valley Animal Hospital
Woodridge High School Marching Band
Young’s Screen Printing