Firefighters are unsung heroes of our communities not just because of their fearless actions, but because of their unwavering dedication to putting the lives of others above all else. They provide comfort and reassurance during our most vulnerable moments, offering a lifeline when it’s needed most. These brave first responders deserve all the recognition and gratitude we can offer for their tireless dedication and the sacrifices they make day in and day out.
To celebrate Firefighter Appreciation Month, our Kindness Crew set out to surprise their local fire departments with tasty BBQ meals and sweet treats as a gesture to remind our firefighters that their extraordinary commitment does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Here are a few of the Fire Stations they had the honor of recognizing.
Tara B. | Fire Station 45 and Fire Station 48
Tara, Chief Kindness Officer, had the privilege of surprising Fire Station 45 and Fire Station 48 with a BBQ feast for their dedication to putting the community first.
Claudia H. | Apopka Fire Department
Claudia and her team surprised the Apopka Fire Department with our famous Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sweet Teas, and Lemonade.
Michelle S. | Camden County Fire Department and Fire Station #58
Michelle took her Sonny’s team to surprise the Camden County Fire Department with a Sonny’s feast and sweet treats. She also surprised Fire Station #58 in Jacksonville with some tasty BBQ. They even let her put on their uniforms for some photos!
Tina B. | Nicholasville Fire Department
Tina surprised the Nicholasville Fire Department with some Sweet Tea and goodie baskets filled with our tasty BBQ Sauce and Sonny’s goodies.
Greg S. | Starke Fire Department
Greg was excited to treat the Starke Fire Department to warm BBQ meals and Sweet Teas as a token of his appreciation.
Jessica S. | Fire Station #42 and Fire Station #54
Jessica had so much fun surprising Fire Station #42 and Fire Station #54 in Mandarin, FL with pulled pork and sweet treats for their team. To show their appreciation for the warm BBQ meals, they took Jessica on a ride on the Fire Truck.
Nominate Firefighters or other First Responders
Heroes are defined not just by their acts of bravery, but by their unwavering commitment to the greater good. First responders epitomize this commitment with their willingness to place themselves in harm’s way to protect lives, homes, and communities.
Sonny’s is always searchin’ for heroes who deserve a little extra recognition for makin’ the world a safer place. In honor of National First Responders Day, we will be soliciting nominations for first responders who go above and beyond the call of duty to take care of their communities. If you have a story of a time, you or someone you know experienced kindness from a first responder, nominate them for the chance to win a $250 Sonny’s BBQ Gift Card today at RandomActsofBBQ.com.