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Shane's Rib Shack is once again showing its appreciation for firefighters and paramedics' "courage, commitment and service" by offering free meals to those first responders starting Sunday.

Shane’s Rib Shack is once again showing its appreciation for firefighters and paramedics’ “courage, commitment and service” by offering free meals to those first responders starting Sunday.

The restaurant’s annual Fire and EMS Appreciation Week runs June 23-30. As part of the promotion, firefighters and paramedics will receive a Big Dad BBQ Pork Sandwich, a 20-ounce drink and one side item.

“First responders sacrifice so much for the well-being of communities around our nation, and they never ask for recognition in return,” said Shane’s Rib Shack founder, Shane Thompson.

“The idea behind Fire and EMS Appreciation Week is to tell our brave men and women that while we will never be able to fully repay the debt they’ve given through their heroism, we deeply appreciate everything they do to keep our friends, families and neighbors safe. We hope this small gesture will make them feel valued and will also help the community to be more appreciative for the extremely important work they do every day.”

In addition to the free meals, personalized thank you cards will be available for customers who want to thank a first responder or share a positive story or experience they’ve had.

Shane’s Rib Shack will deliver all of the thank you cards to stations following the conclusion of the week’s festivities.

Over the next year, Shane’s Rib Shack will also host appreciation weeks for military members and police officers.

For more information about Fire and EMS Appreciation Week, visit shanesribshack.com.

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Isabel is a crime and health reporter for the Gwinnett Daily Post. She graduated from Emory University in 2016 with a B.A. in international studies. She is originally from the Boston area.