Loves Park firemen were up early Sunday morning helping out the community but they weren't fighting fires, they were flipping pancakes.
The Loves Park Fireman's Association held its 8th annual all you can eat pancake breakfast. Thousands of pancakes were flipped and served to area residents.
The breakfast was open to the public and free to kids six and under. The association hopes the event will provide the community with faces for those who try to keep them safe.
LPFD organizers estimate that over 500 people came out for the event.