Gillette Police Officer Zach Parker, left, talks with Keith Howard at the Primrose Appreciation Breakfast
(Gillette, Wyo.) First responders in Gillette were treated to a free breakfast at Primrose Retirement Communities today.
“We want to thank our first responders for their service to our residents and this community,” said Keith Howard, Primrose sales director.
He said safety is a big part of the quality of life in Gillette. It was the second year Primrose held the breakfast.
The facility has former first responders among its residents. Harold Magnuson was a volunteer EMT for decades in Tioga, N.D. He was even voted North Dakota EMT of the Year in 1949, he said.
Howard said they got about 30 RSVPs for the event, but he expected more to come through the morning. For those emergency workers who could not sit down to eat, Primrose provided them with to-go boxes.
Deputy Dan Provost, with the Campbell County Sheriff, was among those who enjoyed the free breakfast.
“It’s good to feel appreciated,” he said.
True to the nature of their jobs, a call came into the fire department while the breakfast was underway. In less than a minute, half the room cleared out as firefighters headed out to respond to the call.