By Craig Nelson
This recipe bounces us back out to the West Coast, from Pat Sprengel, a fire captain with the Los Angeles County (CA) Fire Department (LACoFD), who originally hails from Torrance, California. Before his fire department days, Pat worked as an L.A. County lifeguard (I can picture him running down the beach in slow motion, just like the opening scenes in the show Baywatch with Pamela Anderson by his side). Currently, he is working in the wildland section of the fire department and loves it. Pat reports that LACoFD has 2,722 sworn personnel in 171 stations (a little bit larger than we are here in Fargo). They also handle 296,500 runs a year.
Linguine and Sausage Casserole
Mix with sausage mixture. Add sour cream and mix. Place into three-quart (9 × 13) shallow baking dish. Place into 350º oven uncovered for about 30 minutes to heat through and serve. Serve with salad and garlic bread.
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Craig Nelson has been in the fire service for nine years, working as a volunteer, paid-on-call, and a full-time firefighter/EMT. He works for the Fargo (ND) Fire Department and works part-time at Minnesota State Community and Technical College – Moorhead as a fire instructor. He also works seasonally for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as a wildland firefighter in Northwest Minnesota. Previously, he was an airline pilot. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in executive fire service leadership.