Firehouse Subs to offer $1M in grants for first responders
Firehouse Subs will fund more than $1 million in public safety equipment, disaster relief and more through quarterly grants
By Andrea Fox, Gov1.com
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation started in 2005 with disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina, and today funds public safety equipment and more through Firehouse Subs purchases nationwide and other Firehouse of America sources.
The foundation has awarded more than $24 million in grants to date.
For 2017, Firehouse of America will donate 0.13 percent of all purchases at all U.S. locations to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. This alone will result in a minimum donation of $1 million dollars, according to the Firehouse Subs website.
The foundation accepts applications quarterly from local governments, non-profit organizations and educational institutions for:
- Lifesaving equipment
- Public fire prevention education
- Education and training scholarships
- Disaster relief
- Military members support
Example equipment awards announced this month include:
- Richmond Hill Fire Department for five new automated external defibrillators
- Colonial Heights Fire & EMS for battery powered ventilation fans
- Southside Virginia Emergency Crew for three flexible stretchers
- Virginia Beach Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad for Lund University Cardiac Arrest Systems for two ambulances
- Washington County Sheriff’s Office for a new special weapons and tactics van
- Panama City Beach Firefighters for 35 new bullet proof vests
- East Niceville Fire District for a new battery-operated hydraulic rescue tool (‘Jaws of Life’)
- Bolingbrook Fire Department for a thermal imaging camera with a hot and cold spot tracker and charger
Applications are due March 2, June 2, Sept. 7 and Dec. 1.
Learn more about the grant opportunity on the Firehouse Subs Foundation website.
Apply on Firehouse Subs website.