2006-07-14 / Community

Firefighter Cookoff Held At Far Rockaway

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

The 'chefs' from the FDNY pose with the judges. Representing the city's bravest in the competition were firefighters from Ladder 174 and Engine 310 (Snyder Island in Staten Island), Engine 3 in Manhattan, Ladder 166 in Coney Island and Engine 251 in Glen Oaks. The 'chefs' from the FDNY pose with the judges. Representing the city's bravest in the competition were firefighters from Ladder 174 and Engine 310 (Snyder Island in Staten Island), Engine 3 in Manhattan, Ladder 166 in Coney Island and Engine 251 in Glen Oaks. Firefighters representing five companies from across the city competed against each other to decide who makes the best hot dogs and hamburgers at a July 4 cookoff hosted by Snapple, the city and Z-100.

Snapple's Grand Firefighter CookOff, held at O'Donohue Park, included members of the city's bravest from Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. The cookoff was part of the Snapple's Beach Bash event, which was held in four locations in the city. In addition to Rockaway Beach, the other locations were Orchard Beach, Coney Island and South Beach in Staten Island.

The Snapple Grand Firefighter CookOff begins. The Snapple Grand Firefighter CookOff begins. Members of Ladder Company 174 from Snyder Island in Staten Island present their food for the judge's consideration. Members of Ladder Company 174 from Snyder Island in Staten Island present their food for the judge's consideration. The two winners of the cookoff - firefighter Glenn Kittle (of Engine 3 in Manhattan) for the best hamburger and firefighter Mike Cooney (representing Ladder 174 of Staten Island) for the best hot dog with Wendy the Snapple lady after they were presented with their certificates. The two winners of the cookoff - firefighter Glenn Kittle (of Engine 3 in Manhattan) for the best hamburger and firefighter Mike Cooney (representing Ladder 174 of Staten Island) for the best hot dog with Wendy the Snapple lady after they were presented with their certificates. A firefighter from Engine 251 in Glen Oaks gets cooking, so to speak, as Snapple's promotion manager Susan Charney-Moore looks on. A firefighter from Engine 251 in Glen Oaks gets cooking, so to speak, as Snapple's promotion manager Susan Charney-Moore looks on. The judges for the cookoff, including Wendy the Snapple lady (left) taste the final products to decide the winners. The judges for the cookoff, including Wendy the Snapple lady (left) taste the final products to decide the winners.

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