WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) - If you visited the McDonald's in West Frankfort, Illinoios you may have had your order taken by a firefighter.
The Moreland Family who owns the McDonald's said that they've done fundraisers in the past but for the first time they had one for the Fire Department.
Firefighters helped take orders, make food, and share a meal with the community. Twenty percent of all proceeds made during the event will go to the Fire Department, they also sold cookies during the event, and accepted donations. They collected $1132.51.
They also had several firetrucks on site for the public to tour.
The Moreland family said its important to spend one on one time with first responders to build trust and be more comfortable with them if they ever find themselves in emergency situations.
West Frankfort Fire Chief Jody Allen said that he hopes that this also will inspire others to become firefighters themselves. Allen said that the funds raised will help the department buy new equipment, and says that some of the funds raised will go towards a new device to help better train for emergency situations.
“They see us around town, but a lot of times they don’t get to see us in a uniform and behind a cash register,” Allen said. “Its nice to interact with them, everybody is having fun, I know my guys are having fun.”