The Buffalo Bill Center of the West thanks First Responders for their sacrifice and all they do to keep area folks safe and healthy.
To show its gratitude, the Center offers free admission for First Responders and their families Saturday and Sunday, November 5 – 6. Firefighters, law enforcement, EMTs and other medical personnel, search and rescue, Game and Fish, pilots, forest service, BLM, NPS, etc. are invited to bring their families to enjoy the Center while the summer pace—ours and theirs—has slowed.
“This summer, the wildfires affected the Center personally as some of our number faced the grim prospect of losing property to the flames,” said Media Coordinator Marguerite House. “As Center staff assisted our friends in evacuating their homes of heirlooms, art, and valuables, the extraordinary work of those first responders on site brought the situation dangerously ‘up close and personal.’ Thankfully, the work of the first responders averted catastrophic loss.”
Knowing that this is just one story among scores of others, the Center is proud to recognize the efforts of those who are first on the scene with fire, accident, or injury. “From barn raisings and quilting bees, to harvest and roundups, the West has always been characterized by neighbor helping neighbor,” says Bruce Eldredge, the Center’s Executive Director and CEO. “We’re grateful that our first responders have made that idea their calling; they are true westerners in every sense of the word.”
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Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For additional information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s Facebook page.