Breakfast for dinner with Black Hawk Fire Department
BLACK HAWK, S.D. — The Black Hawk Fire Department held their annual pancake feed Saturday evening from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., serving pancakes, eggs, and sausages for dinner. A carry-out option was also available for those who didn’t want to dine at the station.
Firefighters also say it’s a good way to connect with the community in a non-emergency setting while giving back to the people who support them.
Chief Kurt Klunder, with Black Hawk Fire Department, talked about how much it means to the firefighters and the community to be able to spend quality time together.
“By having this pancake feed, it brings everybody together because we know this past couple of years has been pretty tough,” he explains. “This way we can actually see our neighbors, we can actually socialize with them, we can show off our stuff, too.”
By familiarizing the community with their personnel and equipment, first responders hope to inspire new generations of volunteers as well.
Firefighters also spread fire prevention information at the event, with hopes of stopping fires before they happen, especially headed into the typically busy winter season.