This Saturday, Sept. 10 Cochranites will have a chance to get up close and personal with those that protect them.

The fourth Annual Firefighters Free Pancake Breakfast will be held at protective services from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m, the breakfast is put on by the Cochrane Firefighters Community Foundation, who supports groups and people in need in the community.

Captain of Cochrane Fire Services Jory Jenson says the breakfast is another way they like to give back to the community.

"It's a chance for us to let the public come, meet, and talk with us in a situation that isn't an emergency, often we interact with the public, but when they're not having the best day," he says. "We like to be able to have days where they can come visit us, see the firetrucks, the hall, have a good breakfast, and a good time."

Jenson shares it's very important to Cochrane Fire Services to build and maintain relationships with the community they serve.

"Most of us live and work in town, we have families here, and we want to know our community. We want the community to feel comfortable with the people they entrust to respond to their emergencies."

He says it's also a good opportunity for citizens to learn more about the services they provide, which ranges from medical, fire, and rescue services.

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