Earlier this year, Tree Top invited firefighters from all over the United States to enter their most delicious, mouth-watering BBQ recipe using Tree Top apple juice or apple sauce, and PF&R’s Station 7 firefighters stepped up to the challenge.
Station 7 was selected as one of the ten finalists in the cookoff! As a finalist, firefighters were required to record a video that explained why Station 7’s firehouse and recipe was deserving of the $10,000 prize. Station 7 firefighters created two crowd-pleasing recipes that best represented their fire station. The AppleWood Smoked Chicken is made with Tree Top apple juice while the Waldorf Salad includes Tree Top apple sauce. Both recipes are posted online at http://www.portlandonline.com/fire/treetoprecipes.
The public was invited to watch the videos online and vote for their favorite all-American firehouse in July 2011. The grand prize winner of America’s Best Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off was announced last week. A big congratulations goes to Spokane Fire Station #13 in Spokane, Washington for their winning Tony’s Puleihu BBQ Sauce recipe and video! Spokane Fire Station #13 will use the grand prize money to purchase much needed equipment and to supplement the station’s benevolent fund, which assists needy firefighters and family members that have faced medical hardships or other setbacks.
Additionally, Yakima County Fire District 6 and its recipe for Gleed’s Favorite Goop, the recipient of the most community votes on the contest website, will receive a $1,000 donation from Tree Top.
All videos, including those from the grand prize and people’s choice winners, can be viewed at www.AmericasBestFirehouseBBQ.com. Great job to all firehouse participants!
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
August 19, 2011