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Top Of The Hub Serves Up Dinner For Some Boston Firefighters

By Alana Gomez, WBZ-TV
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Boston firefighters enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner courtesy of Top of the Hub.

Boston firefighters enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner courtesy of Top of the Hub.

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BOSTON (CBS) – They don’t get a break very often. In fact, the firefighters at Engine 33/Ladder 15 are the busiest in the city of Boston. Out of the thousands of calls they answer each year, their favorite might be on Thanksgiving.

Each Thanksgiving, they pick up a specially prepared meal for them provided by Top of the Hub.

This year, Chef Mark Porcaro cooked a special Turducken and all the trimmings and restaurant staff lays out table cloths and served them at the station.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports

“It means a lot because they’re here to protect us and they’re away from their families,” said Chef Porcaro.

Thursday around noon, a group of eight firefighters said grace before the meal and dug in.

Firefighter Justin Dornhoffer admitted he misses being with his loved ones, but the station is a home away from home.

“It’s like a second family here but it’s a good thing,” said Dornhoffer.

Dornhoffer said the formal meal was a nice perk to working the holiday.

“We really appreciate it, as opposed to sitting down to dinner and jamming stuff down your mouth,” he said.

But as soon as the meal was over a call came in and it was back to work. Their commitment to keeping the city safe never stops.

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