On Sunday December 4th #SBCoFD hosted a pancake breakfast & public safety fair at fire station 311 in the city of #Victorville. This event was sponsored by the San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters Local 935 and the San Bernardino County Firefighters Association.
Pancake breakfast tradition originated in Canada where they were associated with the ranching industry. Pancakes were cooked in large quantities from a chuck wagon while on the trail. Pancake breakfasts have now been associated with many summer festivals and community events in which volunteers cook for members of the public often for free or for a donation as part of a fundraiser.
This mainly Canadian tradition has evolved in the neighboring United States in which various groups use pancake breakfasts as a means to raise funds for schools, churches, hospitals, charities, non-profits, volunteer fire departments, or civic organizations.
Honored guests today included 1st District Supervisor Robert Lovingood as well as #SantaClaus. A new member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team also joined us. “Brio” a Belgium Malinois is just a few months old has begun her training as a search dog and will be serving the community very soon.
In addition to several of our your off-duty firefighters cooking we had members of our fire marshal’s office, office of emergency services emergency communications volunteers & members of County Fire’s Old Cajon Crew.
Events like this allow County Fire to strengthen our trust with the community away from an emergency. Events like this also allow us to show members of the community their firehouse, their fire apparatus & discuss County Fire”s all risk mission. All proceeds from today’s event will be donated to the Victor Valley Rescue Mission and the #SparkofLove Campaign which is currently underway all over Southern California.