Savannah firefighters who work Christmas Day will be getting a little help in preparing a holiday meal thanks to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, Inc.
Dennis Gardin, Executive Director of the Burn Foundation, accompanied Savannah Fire Chief Charles D. Middleton to fire stations in each of the city’s three Battalions December 16, 2009 to present Kroger gift certificates to SFES personnel who will be on shift Christmas day. Gardin is a burn survivor who, as a child, was rescued from a burning house by firefighters.
Gardin said he never got to thank the firefighters who saved his life 40 years ago but today he expressed his personal appreciation to Savannah firefighters for the work they perform and the service they provide. Chief Middleton also expressed his personal gratitude to the men and women of the department for sacrificing their Christmas holiday to help ensure everyone else can celebrate safely. Middleton and Gardin met with firefighters at SFES Station #6 (3000 Liberty Parkway), Station # 2 (5 Skyline Dr.) and Station # 13 (11 McKenna Dr.) and presented the gift certificates, which are redeemable for a turkey or ham at Kroger, to the 22 fire department companies of “B” shift which will be on duty Christmas Day.