California firefighters to flip flapjacks for charity

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 2, 2012

PancakesFire crews will put the flames to the griddle as firefighters union Local 3355 and the South County Fire Authority host annual pancake breakfasts at Tracy and Mountain House fire stations in early October during National Fire Prevention Week.

According to a report in the Tracy Press, the batter gets cooking first with the 39th annual pancake breakfast at Tracy fire Station 91 on Oct. 6, a Saturday. Early risers can have their pancakes as the sun rises, as the breakfast starts at 6 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m.

“The breakfast is one of our primary fundraisers of the year,” said Clarke Caldwell, a Tracy firefighter-medic. “It is part of Fire Prevention Week, and part of the breakfast is to get the fire prevention tips out to the community.”

Organizers expect close to 1,200 people to sit down for a breakfast of pancakes and sausage, along with juice or coffee.

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