A recent posting on TripAdvisor got me thinking about some of our best customers: firefighters, police officers, and other first responders. The TripAdvisor member wrote of his visit to Shamrock Brewing Company – “One thing I liked is that the place is firefighter friendly. It was nice to walk in and see some turnout gear and patches on the wall. I also loved how their beer list on the wall was done to look like an assignment board.”
It is true that we are firefighter friendly and are extremely proud of all the first responders that serve our community, state, and nation. Unfortunately, I think it is human nature to take their service for granted and not recognize them often enough for their sacrifices and dedication.
Pueblo is fortunate enough to be home to one of the best HazMat training facilities in the country. The Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) is operated by the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads. Their original mission was to train railroad officials to safely handle accidents involving tank cars carrying hazardous materials. They now serve the entire emergency response community. Since 1985 SERTC has trained over 60,000 students worldwide.
As you walk into the Shamrock Brewing Company, take some time to view the west wall, which is dedicated to firefighters and first responders. The turnout gear and other memorabilia are on loan from the HOSE Co. No. 3 Fire Museum located at 116 Broadway Ave. Pueblo, CO 81003. Included in the display is a firefighter’s helmet from Whitman, Massachusetts that was worn during the Toll House Inn fire of 1984. There are also six shadow boxes filled with patches from all over the country and around the world. Many were donated, but over 225 were traded for pints of Shamrock’s craft beer.
We would like to thank all of the police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians who serve our community, state and country. We are grateful to all who choose Shamrock Brewing as their home away from home to enjoy great food and craft beer while attending HazMat training in Pueblo. We truly appreciate both your service and your patronage!