Firehouse Breakfast! This Sunday 10/13

PancakesEvery year the Manchester Fire Department kicks off its breakfast season in October, and once again we are getting the griddles ready, and chaffing dishes warmed up for our first monthly breakfast on Columbus Day Weekend!

Come down to the Manchester Firehouse on Sunday, October 13, 2013 for a fabulous meal prepared by your firefighters. As always, pancakes will be served in both the blueberry and plain varieties, also served are eggs, bacon, sausage, home-fries and english muffins.

7:00 – 11:00AM1238378_515518271874938_648795432_n

$8/adult

$4/ages 6-12

$2 ages 2-6

under 2 free

A Day Late, NOT A Dollar Short

Hanging rain gear

Thanks to generous support from our community, including donations and visitors to our breakfasts, active members of the Manchester Fire Department have all been issued new high visibility rain gear.

In the past, firefighters were often caught outdoors in the worst weather mother nature could provide while wearing full turnout pants and jackets. While turnout gear may seem appropriate, and often is the standard, there are many reasons why it’s not the preferred uniform for inclement weather.

Turnout gear:

  • Is heavy and bulky. Those heavy layers are important for protection from heat, but they don’t allow a firefighter to move around freely while not performing hazardous tasks.
  • Does not “breath”. Turnouts do have multiple layers, designed to keep us dry, but those layers can actually hold water instead of repelling it. Wet turnout gear is  dangerous for firefighters who might get called to a fire. Trapped moisture can quickly turn to steam, causing burns. Our new rain gear is a breathable material that will help us stay cool and dry from the inside out.
  • Is not “high-viz”. Even though our gear has reflective stripes, they are not enough to meet visibility standards. The new rain gear meets all current visibility standards to help keep us safe when working in roadways.

While it’s unfortunate that the order we placed arrived the day after crews spent time working in the rain and darkness, we a grateful to the community for supporting us and enabling us to be better prepared for situations that come in the future.

 

Firehouse Breakfasts Return in October – Sponsorships Available!

PancakesEvery year the Manchester Fire Department kicks off its breakfast season in October, and once again we are getting the griddles ready, and chaffing dishes warmed up for our first monthly breakfast on Columbus Day Weekend!

Come down to the Manchester Firehouse on Sunday, October 13, 2013 for a fabulous meal prepared by your firefighters. As always, pancakes will be served in both the blueberry and plain varieties, also served are eggs, bacon, sausage, home-fries and english muffins.

7:00 – 11:00AM

$8/adult

$4/ages 6-12

$2 ages 2-6

under 2 free

Sponsorships for the MFD breakfast season are still available, and are a fantastic way to show your businesses support to your local fire crew! Contact any member of the department for more information, or use the Contact Form on our website to get in touch with us.