BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Whether it’s flipping patties or barbecuing brisket, one local man’s love for grilling has helped Dignity Health and KGET raise thousands for those reeling from burns.

17’s Taylor Schaub caught up with grillmaster Larry Spainhoward to discuss the hours of preparing for the annual Hook and Ladder barbeque, what makes the event so special, and why he’s thankful to be part of it.