The 2013 Parade Grand Marshal for the Larimer County Fair & PRCA Rodeo has been announced as Fire Chief Tom DeMint of Poudre Fire Authority. Chief DeMint has been involved in emergency services for over 37 years and has been a member of PFA for the past 25 years.
At PFA, Chief DeMint has held the rank of Captain, Assistant Fire Marshal, Strategic Plan Coordinator, Battalion Chief and Training Chief before being promoted in December of 2011. Chief DeMint has instructed fire service related classes throughout the United States and internationally. Chief DeMint serves as a board member of the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, a member of the development team for To Hell and Back; a firefighter safety program, a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association and numerous other fire service organizations.
The Larimer County Fair parade is set for this Saturday, July 27 at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Loveland. The parade will feature various entries from Northern Colorado, including this year’s 2013 Parade Grand Marshal, DeMint, who will be recognized for his service to the community and efforts including his assistance in the 2012 High Park Fire.
Being named Grand Marshal of the 2013 Larimer County Fair Parade, Chief DeMint states, “I am honored to be the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Larimer County Fair Parade. I am proud to represent the more than 2000 men and women that gathered last year to fight the High Park Fire. The Northern Colorado community is amazing in the support they gave to the firefighters during the battle as well as the support they continue to give each other as we all heal from the devastating effects of the fire. This support is indicative of the sense of community that is so much a part of this region. We are proud to be a part of that community and proud to serve its citizens.”
The parade route runs along Railroad Avenue in downtown Loveland. The 2013 Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo runs from August 2 – 6 at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Events at this year’s Fair include Gnarly Barley Brew Festival & The Dog & Pony Variety Show, Saturday, August 3, PRCA Rodeo: August 4 – 6, Fireworks: August 2 – 3. For the parade route, an updated schedule, and other pertinent Fair information, visit www.LarimerCountyFair.org.