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CCSD honors first responders from across its 108 square miles for national day of recognition

First responders and student athletes collaborate during training exercises. The Cherry Creek School District is proud to pay tribute to the dedicated first responders from across its 108 square miles.

CCSD relies on the expertise, dedication and bravery of first responders from across the metro area. Firefighters, police officers, paramedics and other responders from Aurora, Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village, Centennial, Foxfield and Glendale are critical partners in the everyday operation of the district, and in the unending effort to make sure learning can take place in a safe, secure and efficient manner.

From School Resource Officers, to the EMTs who are on the sidelines at athletic events in case of emergencies, to the neighborhood firefighters who are on call to respond to any situation in any CCSD school, first responders play a critical role in district operations. They work as valued and trusted partners for those security, medical and technical CCSD employees.

“Our community’s first responders help ensure that learning can place in our schools, no matter the circumstance,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Scott Siegfried. “They serve as the all-important bridge between our own district experts and our broader communities; they’re the first ones to offer assistance in the most extreme circumstances, and they’re on the front lines of helping us realize our mission of a dedication to excellence.”

Oct. 28 is National First Responders Day, but the entire Cherry Creek School District is grateful for its community heroes every day of the year. On Nov. 5, the community’s first responders will be among those honored during the district’s Annual Veterans and Military Appreciation Football Game, an event designed to honor all of those who sacrifice for the sake of the greater good and the broader community.

“Our first responders are heroes who deserve recognition,” Siegfried said. “It’s far too easy to take their hard work, their sacrifice and their expertise for granted, but these men and women are literally dedicated to saving lives and keeping us safe. It’s important for us to honor the fact that these professionals are the heroes of our communities.”

These first responders work hand in hand with the hundreds of dedicated CCSD professionals who are dedicated to the safety, security and health of the entire district community. CCSD’s corps of security professionals, medical staff, nurses and building engineers work together to keep more than 55,000 students safe and help ensure the smooth operation of a massive organization. Their partnership with first responders is an essential part of that work.

-- Posted 10/28/20 at 3 PM