Plenty of pancakes on the griddle at firefighter breakfast

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Firefighters Andrew Kopac, 19, left, and Ken Baldyga work the front desk during the White Hills Voluntary Fire Company fund-raising breakfast.

 

Hundreds of hungry people turned out on Sunday morning at the White Hills Voluntary Fire Company station in Shelton for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

The annual breakfast raises money for the department’s firefighting efforts.

The firehouse doors were opened and people ate in an open-air environment while being served by White Hills Fire Company members.

Additional photos from the breakfast will be added on this website in the coming days.

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Tony Martinka was pouring fresh coffee for people at the fire company’s breakfast.

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Among the guests eating pancakes were, from left, Tristain Miller, 16; Curt Wickett and Tristain’s mom, Rose Miller. Wickett lives near the White Hills fire station and once was aided by firefighters during a fire incident at his house.

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Firefighter and grill-man Hip Claudio, right, puts a batch of fresh pancakes into a pan for firefighter Tim McCue to deliver to diners at the White Hills Fire Company breakfast.

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Firefighter V.J. Mitchell delivers breakfast to his wife Jessica and their 14-month-old daughter Haley.

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Sandie Kopac and Richard Skudlarek enjoys their morning meal at the firehouse. Kopac’s son Andrew, 18, is a White Hills volunteer firefighter.

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Fire Lt. Fran Wheeler, right, prepares bacon for diners on an outside grill with assistance from Bob Albert, center, a past captain, while firefighter Hip Claudio — who was making pancakes on his grill — watches.

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Hannah Martin, 13, and her brother Jake, 16, eat some pancakes. They attended with their mom, Lisa.

 

 

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