CALIFORNIA — NBC television host Ellen DeGeneres is inviting local firefighters to attend a taping of her show as a way to say “thank you” for the service they provide, statewide.
Ellen took time in her first broadcast of the new year to thank the people who responded to fires that threatened the Santa Barbara-area home she shares with Portia de Rossi during recent California wildfires.
“There were over 8,500 firefighters that came from all over the United States,” Ellen said during the show. “They worked twenty-four hours shifts on, twenty-four hour shifts off. Some of them didn’t sleep for three days. They were incredible people and I wanted to thank as many as I could.”
The daytime TV personality and her wife spent time with 13 firefighters who were on the fire near her home, and said that we should all thank firefighters and first responders whenever we see them.
Ellen also welcomed all firefighters to her show, explaining that she wants to entertain firefighters as a token of respect for all they do, inviting members of the profession to attend a taping of the program. The offer is not reserved to those who fought the fires in Southern California, and is open to all.
Know a firefighter who wants to see a taping of The Ellen Show? Contact the show and let them know.