Rochester hosts Emergency Responders Appreciation Day

ROCHESTER – An Emergency Responders Appreciation Day will take place Sept. 18 on Brighton Avenue in Rochester.

All Beaver County police, fire, EMS, and sheriff’s department personnel have been invited to participate.

Publicized as “A Day to Honor Our Heroes,” the event will last from 1-5 pm and include a Touch-a-Truck activity for children, an obstacle course for first responders, food trucks, and raffles for guns and four Pittsburgh Pirates tickets.

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“We are hoping to make this a special day for all the emergency responders in Beaver County,” Rochester Manager John Barrett said. “We are asking Beaver County residents, businesses and visitors to come and show their support and appreciation for our dedicated and heroic emergency responders. Everyone will have a chance to interact with our responders and their equipment. There will be food, DJ, and raffles .The biggest attraction will be an obstacle course challenge between our emergency responders for the right to be called the ‘Best Responders in Beaver County.’ One responder from each department will represent their department in the challenge.”

The public can get a closeup view of emergency vehicles at the Emergency Responders Appreciation Day in Rochester.

Event officials already had picked the location, Brighton Avenue in Rochester, before the large fire there on Aug. 18 that destroyed the former Blue Violet Cafe building.

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A 2019 photo from the Emergency Responders Appreciation Day set to return this year in Rochester.

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