by William Crum
When asked, “Why do you compete in the American Royal Barbecue,” the answer was “It is mainly about the family. Where everyone sits around and eats barbecue and gets to know one another. This is what we are about.”
“As firemen we are part of the Wyandotte County family, the people we protect as firemen,” said Jason Williams, captain of the barbecue team. Williams is a captain with the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department.
Other members of the team are Adam Martell, Tim Cattrell, Kansas City, Kansas, firefighters; Mark Barnes, Kansas City, Kansas, firefighters; Reed William and Neal Martell.