Photo caption: The Spearfish Fire Department assisted with the annual Egg Drop at Creekside Elementary School on Wednesday. Photo by Firefighter Kathryn Jones, Spearfish Fire Department
SPEARFISH, SD – The Spearfish Fire Department handled precious cargo Wednesday, much to the delight of third-graders at Creekside Elementary School, during the annual Egg Drop.
The students created various contraptions to protect the eggs from cracking on their journey from the top of the Spearfish Fire Department’s ladder truck’s 85-foot ladder.
The students and teachers had a front-row seat to see each contraption as it dropped from the ladder, with cheers and excitement following each drop.
“We appreciate being a part of this event,” Fire Chief Scott Deaver said. "
It was a really fun experience for the students and teachers, as well as the firefighters, and it also provides an additional training opportunity for our volunteers to utilize the apparatus in a community setting."
Firefighters took precious cargo up the 85-foot ladder of the Spearfish Fire Department ladder truck to test the contraptions the third-graders at Creekside Elementary School built to protect their eggs from cracking during the annual Egg Drop. Photos by Firefighter Kathryn Jones, Spearfish Fire Department
Cheers erupted after each Egg Drop from the top of the 85-foot ladder. Photos by Firefighter Kathryn Jones, Spearfish Fire Department