Good Luck to our local fire station grillers in Selah and Gleed...the competition continues and I can smell the sweet basting of those steaks all the way to the KFFM studios!

Tree Top, the only major brand of apple juice made from 100 percent USA

apples, invited firehouses from around the nation to enter their most

delicious, mouth-watering BBQ recipes using Tree Top products. America's

Best Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off is off to a smokin' start and Tree Top is

excited to announce the 10 finalists -- and recipes -- entered for a

chance to win the $10,000 grand prize:

-- Spokane Fire Station #13: Tony's Puleihu BBQ Sauce (Spokane, Wash.)

-- Jefferson Township Fire Department Stations 60 and 62: Riggsby's

Chicken (Dayton, Ohio)

-- Snohomish County Fire Protection District 26 Station 54: Stop, Drop

and BBQ Chicken (Gold Bar, Wash.)

-- Portland Fire and Rescue State Hazmat Station 7: Tree Top Fresh,

Applewood Smoked Chicken (Portland, Ore.)

-- Selah Fire Department Station 1: Firemen Like It Hot!! (Selah, Wash.)

-- Setauket Fire Department Hook Ladder Co. #1: The West End Truck Slow

Cooked Ribs aka H & L Ribs (Setauket, N.Y.)

-- East Litchfield Volunteer Fire Company: Carolina Apple Smoked Pork

Sandwiches (Litchfield, Conn.)

-- South Whatcom Fire Authority Station 22: 22 House's Pulled Pork

(Bellingham, Wash.)

-- Ashley Community Fire Protection District Station 1: BBQ Chicken Apple

Wraps (Ashley, Ill.)

-- Yakima County Fire District 6 Gleed Fire Station 1: Gleed's Favorite

Goop (Yakima, Wash.)

The top 10 finalists were asked to create a short video to convince

America and the judges that their firehouse -- and recipe -- are the best

and most deserving of the $10,000 prize. Beginning today through July 29,

America is invited to vote online for their favorite video. Vote once a

day to select the People's Choice winner at

"We were thrilled to see BBQ recipe submissions from throughout the

country, Washington State to Connecticut and in between," said Sharon

Miracle, corporate communications manager for Tree Top. "Not only did we

get a chance to enjoy the recipes, but each firehouse photo and essay

reminded us about the great men and women who serve our communities every


The grand prize winner of America's Best Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off will be

selected by a panel of judges, which includes Audra Lowe from BetterTV,

BBQ Addicts, authors of BBQ Makes Everything Better, and Allison Parker,

MS, RD, director of consumer health and education for the U.S. Apple

Association. Additionally, the online people's voting score counts toward

the judging panel.

via Tree Top Selects Finalists in America's Best Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off | Reuters.

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