Medically fragile kids to get a special trip to fair

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CLARK COUNTY — Firefighters and paramedics with Fire District 6 will take children with special medical problems to the Clark County Fair on Monday and Tuesday.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days, each of several patients at the Children’s Center at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and their families will be escorted by a firefighter-paramedic and two emergency medical technicians to guard their safety. The kids and their families will take rides, play games and enjoy fair food, all for free, according to a bulletin from fire district spokeswoman Dawn Johnson.

The medics are volunteering their time and Peoples’ Community Federal Credit Union is donating money. In addition, the fair and Butler Amusement are proving free passes for parking, entry and rides.

“Memory Makers hopes to give these families a day free of stress and full of fun,” Johnson said in the bulletin.