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Seen on Scene: At the Boulder City Firefighters’ Pancake Breakfast

Rosalind Ripley and her 4-year-old daughter, Sienna, of Henderson enjoyed a tour of the fire department and the fire engines from Boulder City firefighter Josh Barrone during the annual firefighters’ open house and pancake breakfast on Saturday.

Dorothy and Jack Rants chat with Division Chief of Operations Chuck Gebhart, right, about the great people at the fire department and the Rants’ 82 years in Boulder City during the Boulder City Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast on Saturday.

Joy, left, and Jennifer Huff pick up breakfast from firefighter/paramedic Brian Artino on Saturday at the annual open house and pancake breakfast, hosted by the Boulder City Firefighter Association.


Cooper Crossland, 3, and Bob Schuster, whose son Danny is a firefighter, enjoyed pancakes, bacon and touring the fire station on Saturday during the annual firefighters’ pancake breakfast.

Alex Radan, left, and Riley O’Connor explore the fire engines after enjoying syrup-soaked pancakes at the annual firefighters pancake breakfast Saturday at the Boulder City fire station.



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