Grant is part of more than $77 million given by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to support safety across the U.S.
The City of Sevierville Fire Department is now better equipped to keep community members safe thanks to a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $29,825 grant was used to purchase a set of battery-operated extrication tools (cutter & spreader), fulfilling a critical need within the department.
“On behalf of the Sevierville Fire Department (SFD) and its members, I want to thank the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Firehouse Subs in Sevierville,” said SFD Chief Matt Henderson. “We take great pride in providing lifesaving support to our community and these funds will allow us to advance our abilities.”
The new tools will be used to extricate victims involved in vehicle accidents, as well as make rescues in small spaces. Having the necessary equipment on hand at the right time can make all the difference.
For the past 17 years, donations have been the driving force behind Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® supporting first responders and public safety organizations nationwide. To learn more about Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation or donate directly, visit FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.
ABOUT FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION
In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the 501(c)(3), non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The charity provides lifesaving equipment, prevention education, scholarships and continued education, and disaster relief for first responders and public safety organizations, as well as support for military veterans. Since inception, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded more than $77 million to hometown heroes in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Support for Canadian first responders is provided through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada.
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is honored to be listed as a four-star nonprofit organization, the highest designation, by Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors. More than 70% of the funds raised for the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation come from the generosity of Firehouse Subs guests and the restaurant brand. Please consider supporting a Firehouse Subs restaurant near you.