Amusement Park Partners with Firefighters Initiative for Appreciation, Recruitment Day

TIPTON – DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is teaming up with the Allegheny Mountain Firefighters Initiative for a family-friendly and educational day at the park.

Sunday is Firefighter Appreciation and Recruitment Day at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.  The event will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Child-friendly education sessions will take place in front of the stage area that includes: how to get out of a burning building and how to operate a fire extinguisher.  Sparky the Fire Dog will be available for photo ops.

Firefighters from all around the region will be present at the park with fire gear and trucks on display.

Firefighters who first check in at the Allegheny Firefighters Initiative Tent (located beside Pavilion No. 3) will get two All-Day Fun Passes for the rides that day.  AMFI will also have information on how to become a volunteer firefighter as well as information on educational credits and other opportunities.

“We know there is a growing need for volunteer firefighters in every community.  We hope that this partnership and educational day may help at least one fire department find a great volunteer,” said Carl Crider Jr., president of DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.  “Each of us can do a little something to help these men and women who are willing to answer the call.”

“We are trying to get the word out about all the benefits men and women can earn by becoming a volunteer firefighter.  We have programs for tuition reimbursement, life insurance, health insurance and turnout gear.  Volunteer fire departments need help on so many levels.  We hope this day will inspire people to help their fire company in any way possible,” said John Kane, marketing consultant for AMFI.

More information can be found at

The DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is open on weekends in May.  An All-Day Fun Pass for the month of May is $14.95.

A full 2014 event schedule for DelGrosso’s Amusement Park can be found online at and on Facebook at the DelGrosso’s Amusement Park page.

You can also sign up for weekly text messages from the park to find out what’s happening by texting the word DELGROSSOS to 75327.  Standard text messaging rates apply.

You can sign up for a monthly e-mail newsletter “The DAP Insider” to learn more about events and special deals by texting the word PARKFUN to 22828.  Standard text messaging rates apply.

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