GENESEO — Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) hosted its second annual First Responder’s Day on Monday, Oct. 28 at the Geneseo Fire Hall.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Coast employees treated dozens of first responders from across Livingston County to hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and drinks. This event is part of Coast’s volunteer committee aptly titled “Coast Cares,” which positively impacts the community through volunteer efforts and charitable donations.

“This has turned into one of our favorite events of the year,” said Jonathan Prince, Coast COO. “It’s important for us to be active in our communities and to show appreciation for our first responders for their bravery and commitment. For the second time, we came together to help recognize the hard work and dedication these individuals display daily. This is one way we can thank the women and men who risk their lives for us on National First Responders Day.”

Local first responders, which included police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical workers, attended the cookout. According to Geneseo Fire Chief Andrew Chanler, events like this are a positive way to bring everyone together while also honoring first responders and their sacrifices.

“Coast has been at the forefront of recognizing what the members of law enforcement, fire service, and emergency medical services do every day to keep our communities safe,” said Andrew. “On behalf of all first responders, we appreciate the kindness and gratitude the Coast staff continues to show.”

Now a permanent Coast tradition, First Responder’s Day is quickly becoming an employee favorite.