Newaygo Fire Department to raise money for Rescue Gear
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, August 31 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Newaygo Fire Department located at 177 Cooperative Center Drive, Newaygo, MI, 49337.
Last year 600 people attended donating over $3,000 to help the department purchase a Zoll AutoPulse® Resuscitation System.
“We are grateful to live in such a supporting community,” said Travis Kroll, Interim Chief at Newaygo Fire Department. “Being able to purchase this lifesaving equipment with the support from our community is a true blessing.”
This year, money raised will be used to purchase rescue gear for medical responders and firefighters. The lightweight gear can be used to protect fire department members during extractions, motor-vehicle accidents, technical rescues and more.
“It is important to protect those who are serving our community,” said Chief Kroll. “This lightweight gear can help reduce weight and heat stress for members during incidents where full turnout gear is not required.”
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.
Chief Kroll adds, “We look forward every year to this event. It allows us to serve our community outside of an emergency call.”
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 is 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.