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Agency hosting new safety fair on reservation

Jun 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer

The Wind River Summer Safety Fair will be Wednesday in Ethete.

The event will have fire trucks on display and a rollover crash simulator, fire house and DUI goggles. It will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ethete powwow grounds.

"This is the first year it is being done, and both tribal chairmen made an official proclamation to make that week the Wind River National Safety Week," said Tom Cunningham, safety education coordinator for Injury Prevention Resources.

The event also will provide free child car seat inspections.

Injury Prevention Resources, FBI and Wyoming Highway Patrol, among others, will have informational booths at the fair.

Free food will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with door prices and giveaways.

"These are the steps to improving safety on the reservation," Cunningham said. "Events like this will help in preventing injuries and premature death for the tribal community."

Information on pedestrian, bike, ATV and motor vehicle safety also will be on hand, he said.

"The Eastern Shoshone and Arapaho joint business council proclamation is a great step towards a future of safer, brighter and healthier generations in the tribal community," Cunningham said.

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