Firefighter Appreciation Luncheon

We have been looking for ways to reach out to and serve our community as we prepare for launching our new church.

We recently contacted the Westfield Fire Department and asked if we could put together an appreciation luncheon for the firefighters as a way of saying thank you for what they do.

Each shift (of 15-17 guys) are on duty for 24 hours and off 48 hours so we were able to put together three lunches on October 15, 16 and 17 to serve all three shifts.

Our team came together to help make a great meal for the guys and serve them.

This was the card we created and gave to every firefighter along with the meal we served them (if you’re interested in doing something like this, leave a comment below and I’ll email you the graphics for this card so you can print them off).

After one of our luncheons, the firefighters asked us if we wanted a ride in a firetruck. Uhh, of course!!

It was pretty sweet rolling through our neighborhood in a huge ladder truck.

I found an extra helmet to put on to add to the “cool factor.”

The kids loved hanging out with the firefighters and learning all about their job and equipment.

All in all, we were able to connect personally with and serve meals to all 50 men and women in all the shifts of our Westfield Fire Department over 3 days. These guys are the real deal.

It was so much fun hanging out with them and thanking them for everything they do to keep our community safe.

Have you had a chance to participate in any kind of outreach to the civil servants in your community? What did you do?

About the Author Brad Ruggles

I love my family more than anything but I still struggle to keep my passions and priorities in order. I’m passionate about the Church, its influence on culture, and making it better.