Free pancake breakfast provides resident inside look of fireplace division | WIBQ The Speak Station

PRAIRIE CREEK, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Over the previous few years, Prairieton Hearth Division Deputy Chief Larry Dempsey has been contemplating a number of totally different choices to have his division work together intently with the general public.

On Saturday, he obtained his want– and he was fortunately stunned with the success.

The Prairieton Hearth Division greeted dozens of neighborhood members throughout their free pancake breakfast on Saturday, permitting residents to satisfy the firefighters and see a few of their tools up shut.

Given snow in a single day, Dempsey was uncertain of the turnout– but it surely didn’t take an hour till his expectations have been handed.

“We began at 9:00 this morning and I feel by 9:30, 1 / 4 till 10, we have been already going again out for extra provides,” he stated.  “Not figuring out what was going to occur, we had an actual good turnout for the primary time round.”

Dempsey stated that they had a helicopter on show for a part of the morning, together with a fireplace truck from the Honey Creek Hearth Division. He stated the motivation behind the occasion was to point out individuals behind the scenes of what they do. 

“Making an attempt to get the general public and letting them know we are literally nonetheless right here, that we do service them. Form of a meet and greet with most people,” Dempsey stated. “They get to see the tools, the vehicles, we had a ladder truck right here from Honey Creek [Fire Department], we had a helicopter sitting out again, so the youngsters and oldsters might take a tour of the helicopter.”

He was additionally blissful to see kids taking an curiosity in what they do.    

“Youngsters these days don’t come across the fireplace stations like they used to. All they see is the massive purple truck go down the road or one thing like that, so they’re all the time curious as to what it’s,” he stated. “This simply made a public consciousness day for them to come back in, and truly see it, get pleasure from breakfast, speak to the firefighters which are right here.”

Dempsey stated they hope to host an analogous occasion in Prairieton near the beginning of subsequent yr faculty yr. He additionally talked about Fairbanks Volunteer Hearth Division in Sullivan County will host an analogous occasion subsequent Saturday.

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