While firefighters are known for their ability to handle emergencies, another skill they learn in the firehouse is how to keep hungry firefighters well-fed.
On Sunday, Oct. 2, Evanston firefighters will put those skills to the test from 9 a.m. to noon with a pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, at 1655 Foster St.
The firefighters will offer the public a chance to smother their own hunger pangs with mountains of delicious pancakes and extinguish the Sunday blues with gallons of fresh, hot coffee.
Tickets for the pancake breakfast are $7, with proceeds going to support the Evanston Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund.
The firefighters will also be demonstrating some of their emergency response techniques, including using the “Jaws of Life” to extricate injured victims from car crashes.
Firefighters will also show how to react to kitchen fires and other household emergencies. And there’ll be a chance to see the fire engines up close and talk to firefighters about their profession.
The Evanston Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund provides emergency support for firefighters and their families in times of catastrophic injury or death, or other times of hardship.
The Fund also provides sponsorships for Evanston Youth Baseball Association teams and contributes to “Camp I Am Me,” a summer camp for severe burn victims.