Firefighters, police officers square off in cooking-for-a-cause competition

Firefighters and police cook for a cause Wednesday at the Bridgeport Village California Pizza Kitchen. (KATU Photo)

Police and firefighters from four different departments came together for a charitable cooking competition at the Bridgeport Village California Pizza Kitchen Wednesday.

The Iron Chef-style pizza-making contest benefits the Chelsea Hicks foundation which helps kids fighting serious illness.

"They love kids; they’ll do anything for kids, and it just is wonderful that they come out in droves and do this every year. They have a ball and we love it," says the foundation's CEO Alison Hicks.

Firefighters from the Lake Oswego Fire Department and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue squared off against the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Tigard Police Department in the light-hearted competition.

"We were a little taken off guard, because we know the fire department usually has some good cooking prowess," said Jim Wolf of the Tigard Police Department. "Helping out quality charitable organizations is nothing new for us. We’re always willing to support in whatever means we can."

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