For the fourth straight year, Emergency Ambulance Service Inc., (EASI) teamed up with Foster’s Towing to provide lunch for law enforcement officers and fire and emergency responders Thursday. The Public Safety Appreciation lunch was served at New Life Church in the Jefferson Square Shopping Center and featured smoked barbecue and sides, including baked beans and potato salad and cold drinks.

Desserts were provided by Pine Bluff Downtown Development. Josh Bishop, the CEO of EASI, said the luncheon is usually held earlier in the year, but because of recent flooding was delayed. He said New Life Church stepped up to provide an air-conditioned location for the event. Pine Bluff firefighters, Pine Bluff and White Hall police officers, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies, Arkansas State Troopers and others attended the luncheon.