The Springville Fire Department has been serving the community for over 100 years, but Springville Fire Chief Henry Clinton isn’t exactly sure when the annual Fireman’s Breakfast began.
“Nobody here is old enough to know when it started,” Clinton said.
Even without an exact date on when it started, it continues to be the largest fundraiser for the Springville Firefighters’ Association and is expected to draw around 1,500 people through the three mornings that breakfast is served at Station 41 during Art City Days.
The breakfast allows for the purchasing of Class A uniforms for members of the Fire and Rescue department. It can also provide small gifts for families dealing with life-changing events. This past year, the association was able to provide gifts to two families through the Sub for Santa program through the fund. Clinton noted that the families they pick are “often a family we have gone on an emergency call for.”
After Thursday and Friday morning of the Fireman’s Breakfast, roughly 700 people had come by the station for breakfast, Clinton said.
Each day the breakfast gets busier, said Max Morgan, a 12-year veteran firefighter and paramedic for Springville. On Saturday, Morgan expects there will be a short line outside the building at 6 a.m. when members of Springville Fire and Rescue members begin serving breakfast.
Saturday morning’s breakfast at Station 41, located at 75 W. Center St., runs from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and costs $5 for adults and $4 for children.