Newaygo Fire Department to raise money by cooking up a tasty meal
Newaygo- Are you looking for one of the best breakfasts in Newaygo during Labor Day Weekend? If so, the Newaygo Fire Department is once again holding its annual Fireman's Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 2 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Newaygo Fire Department located at 177 Cooperative Center Drive, Newaygo, MI, 49337.
Last year over 300 people attended donating over $1,000 to support the fire department.
“We are grateful to live in such a supporting community,” said Carlos Escalante, Captain at Newaygo Fire Department. “Last year’s funds went to our Firefighter Memorial Fund to support our members during times of need.”
This year, money raised will be used toward the purchase of a dive/rescue trailer for the department. This much needed piece of equipment will allow the members of the Newaygo Fire Dive/Rescue Team to deploy quickly with all their life safety gear ready to go.
“Currently, our members carry their equipment and respond directly to the scene,” said Jason Cunningham, Deputy Chief of Newaygo Fire Department. “Having a trailer setup with all the equipment we will need to perform a quick and safe rescue will greatly benefit our community.”
The annual pancake breakfast is held during Newaygo's Logging Festival. It consists of eggs, sausage, tater tots, juice, coffee and, of course, pancakes—all cooked by Newaygo Firefighters. The public is encouraged to attend and the cost is by donation.
Deputy Chief Cunningham adds, “Our members take pride in everything they do. This is a chance for them to give back to those that support our department’s efforts and to bond with our community outside of an emergency situation.”
Newaygo Fire Department proudly services 56 square miles in Newaygo County. This includes all of Brooks Township, approximately 60 percent of Garfield Township, and the City of Newaygo. This rural department comprised of up to 20 firefighters and one station. Newaygo Fire Department provides the surrounding community with medical first response, fire suppression, and rescue from heights, water and vehicle entrapment. For more information visit newaygofire.com.