Heroes Day offers free lunch to first responders

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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - More than 30 Southern Arizona law enforcement and first responder organizations are being honored Thursday, November 9, by an organization called "Heroes Day."

A council of Southern Arizonans honor several local heroes every year on what they call "Heroes Day."

There is a banquet at La Encantada starting at 11:00 a.m., kicking off two-and-a-half hours of free lunch at locations across Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Texas Roadhouse lunch is available to all first responders in uniform from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at these five Jack Furrier Tire & Auto Care Heroes Day locations:
 
Grant Road at Oracle (370 W. Grant Road)
Between Craycroft & Wilmot (5852 E. Speedway Boulevard)
Ina Road, 1 block west of Old Father (4291 W. Ina Road)
Valencia at South 6th Avenue (51 E. Valencia Road)
Oracle between Magee & Ina (7846 N. Oracle Road)

Tucson and people in surrounding communities are encouraged to sign a "Thank You" banner at any one of these locations. Any donations collected will benefit Banner University Medical Center- Trauma Program, the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Southern Arizona.

The list of first responder agencies include:

Northwest Fire District, (Tucson)
Tucson Fire Dept. (Tucson)
Tucson Police Dept. (Tucson)
Rural Metro (Tucson)
Oro Valley Police Dept. (Oro Valley)
Marana Police Dept. (Marana)
U.S Customs & Border Patrol (Southern Arizona)
Dept. of Public Safety (Tucson)
Southwest Ambulance (Tucson)
Coronado Forrest Service (Tucson)
Saguaro Forrest Service (Tucson)
Golder Ranch Fire District (Tucson)
Avra Valley Fire District (Tucson)
Life Net (Tucson)
Rincon Fire (Tucson)
Douglas Fire Dept. (Douglas, AZ)
Pima County Sheriff's Dept. (Tucson)
Drexel Fire Dept. (Tucson)
Green Valley Fire (Green Valley)
Picture Rocks Fire (Tucson)
La Canada Fire (Tucson)
Three Points Fire District (Tucson)
Ajo Fire (Ajo, AZ)
Rio Rico Fire (Rio Rico, AZ)

More information on Heroes Day, prizes available to attendees, and the stories of brave and heroic first responders being honored: 520hero.com

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