"We've had about two hundred people come through. And we've run out of food a couple times, but that's a good thing for something like this," said Lt. Jake Lake with the Berea Fire Department.
Normal conversation was replaced by solemn remembrance.
"They've shared stories about Chris and things that they've done together. It's been nice," said Berea's Fire Chief Roy Curtis.
All the proceeds from the breakfast, are going to the Kerns family. Something his firefighting family hopes helps in this difficult time.
"I haven't seen this many people here in a long time. It's really had a good turnout, everybody showing support for the Kerns family and the fire department. It's been great," said Curtis.
This is one of many steps that will be taken to remember Chris Kerns, and all that he meant to his friends, family, and firefighting community.