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Sierra Madre Firefighter's Association Annual Pancake Breakfast, 2008
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
The 2008 Sierra Madre Volunteer Firefighter's Association held its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 17th. In light of the recent wildfires that burned in excess of 500 acres of hillside north of town, it was anticipated that there would be a very large turnout for this year's event. And the community did not disappoint!
According to SMVFA president Bill Messersmith, 917 breakfasts were served, and there was also no shortage of donations dropped into the fireman's boot that sits on the table at the entrance to the breakfast. When I was there in the 8:15 range, the only bills I could see near the top of the boot were $5 bills, but no figure was given as to how much the boot itself brought in. Additionally, there was a table with SMVFA merchandise such as T-shirts and the Fireman's cookbook for sale.
The Sierra Madre Fire Safe Council the Garden Club, and Arcadia Methodist Hospital were among the organizations that had booths at the event, and there was a bouncy house to keep the kids happy, as well. Some of the firefighters also put on a demonstration using "the jaws of life" to gain access to a wrecked vehicle. And as always, youngsters had the opportunity to climb up and enjoy the experience of sitting behind the wheel of a real life fire engine.
Enjoy the pictures below.
SMVFA thank yous go out to the following for their help with donations and/or sponsoring this year's event:
Valero Gas Station
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