ARLINGTON — The North County Firefighters Association is once again inviting the community to its pancake breakfast, which kicks off this year on Sunday, April 29.
"We do this every year, and attempt to tie it in with opening weekend of fishing," said Robert Freedman of the North County Firefighters Association. "Last year, we had almost 400 people attend the breakfast."
Although the firefighters organize the annual event as a fundraiser, Freedman claimed, "If we break even, we're happy," because the firefighters enjoy affording the community an opportunity to share some breakfast together at Fire Station 90, with all of the fire engines, medical units and aid cars on display.
"As taxpayers, it's their station, not ours," Freedman said. "The public is welcome to climb onto the vehicles and ask any questions they like."
In addition to the breakfast, the firefighters make a point of providing the public with information about home safety, storm preparedness and smoke detectors.
"This is just a nice, easy way to say hello to our community, and to welcome them all into our home," Freedman said.
The pancake breakfast runs from 6-11 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, at Fire Station 90, located at 3002 252nd St. NE in Arlington.
Donations will be accepted for plates of pancakes, ham, eggs, and biscuits and gravy, and cups of milk, juice and coffee.