Tradition Comes To An End: Demo Derby Cancelled

Tradition Comes To An End: Demo Derby Cancelled

The Rock Springs Firefighters' 307 Cowboy Crash is no more.

SWEETWATER COUNTY — According to a press release:

It is with mixed emotions that the Rock Springs Firefighters IAFF Local 1499 announces the cancellation of its 37th annual Firefighter’s Demolition Derby.

For nearly four decades, the Rock Springs professional firefighters Union has collaborated with community leaders, businesses, and emergency services organizations to develop and advance our demolition derby as an exciting, affordable, and family-friendly fundraising event.  Throughout the year the firefighters channel derby proceeds back into the community through numerous academic, athletic, training, fire victim, and other needs-based requests.  In fact, RSFF Local 1499 has funded approximately $375,000 in requests over the last three decades.

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However, the number of driver entries and event ticket sales have been declining over the last several years.  With less than half of the desired number of cars pre-registered at the close of the deadline last night, we have decided to cancel this year’s derby.  Entry fees will be refunded to the drivers who pre-registered.

We are saddened to witness the end of a long tradition – the anticipation, competition, and excitement – that the Firefighter’s Demolition Derby has enjoyed in the community.  At the same time, we are thankful for our drivers, sponsors, and fans, who have helped us raise a tremendous amount of money over the years to help those in need.  We are blessed to be associated with the committed and generous members of this extended Demolition Derby family.

For additional information please contact: Dominic Erramouspe

President, RSFF Local 1499

RSFF Demolition Derby Chairman