Oliver firefighters serving up breakfast

The Oliver Firehall is set to convert into a drive-thru once again to kick off the 2015 Drive-Thru Breakfast.

Oliver fire department

Oliver fire department

The Oliver Firehall is set to convert into a drive-thru once again to kick off the 2015 Drive-Thru Breakfast.

The event will have cars and trucks heading through the firehall as the fundraiser enters its second year, this time raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

On Nov. 28 the firetrucks will be moved out of the bays and the hall will temporarily convert to a drive-thru by donation from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The breakfast will include a breakfast sandwich (English muffin, egg, cheese and meat), hash browns, an apple and coffee or orange juice.

Last year the event raised funds for the Movember campaign for men’s health, and while the beneficiary is different this year, there will still be a few moustaches on display according to Rob Graham, media spokesperson and firefighter with the Oliver Fire Department. With the wildfires that raged through Rock Creek over the summer, the Oliver Fire Department has also been selling T-shirts and the funds raised will go towards purchasing equipment for the Rock Creek Fire Department. Rock Creek firefighters already got their hands on the Quik Spray firefighting pump which can be used in the back of a pick-up truck for quick responses and putting out grass or spot fires.

“They are very happy about this,” Graham said.

Several Oliver fire fighters went to Rock Creek last week to demonstrate how to use the new equipment last week.

“Our department gets a lot of local support and town support and rural support. We’re very fortunate with the apparatus and equipment that we’re able to purchase every couple of years,” Graham said. “With them being a smaller community we thought what better way to give back to help with a piece of equipment like that.”

Since its incorporation, Muscular Dystrophy Canada has been supported by more than 800 fire departments and associations across Canada who currently raise over $3 million annually. Firefighters are the largest network of supporters for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, an organization that supports people affected by the diseases that weaken the musculoskelatal system.

 

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