Lifesaving equipment was donated to Park Ridge, Oradell, Wayne and West Milford, courtesy of Firehouse Subs.
Firehouse Subs, with locations in Wayne and Totowa, awarded over $152K worth of lifesaving equipment to 11 public safety organizations in the tri-state region.
The eatery's Public Safety Foundation celebrated by hosting three regional dedication ceremonies, where departments gave equipment demonstrations and explained how it will save lives in the community.
Money for these grants is raised year-round at the chain’s 1,000-plus restaurants across the nation.
Attendees at the Totowa location included local first responders; Firehouse Subs Area Representative Ever Santana; Firehouse Subs Franchisee James Fabris; and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Senior Manager of Foundation Programs Jackie Gubbins.
Awards went to:
- Park Ridge Fire Department received new turnout gear worth a total of $31,759. The awarded gear, which includes coats, pants, boots and gloves, will replace old, damaged gear, allowing firefighters to provide safe and efficient services to their community.
- West Milford Fire Department Station 6 received extrication equipment worth $30,991. The awarded equipment will improve the department’s rescue capabilities for victims in motor vehicle accidents.
- Oradell Volunteer Fire Department received an inflatable search and rescue boat and trailer worth $17,952. The awarded boat will be used in water rescue missions on area lakes, streams and rivers, allowing firefighters to reach victims easier and faster.
- Wayne Police Department received automated external defibrillators (AEDs) worth $1,300 each as a part of the Foundation’s 1,000 AED Gift Campaign, commemorating Firehouse Subs’ 1000th restaurant opening. The awarded AEDs will help ensure officers are prepared to provide medical assistance if an individual goes into cardiac arrest.
Firehouse Subs Restaurant is located at 205 46 West ,Totowa and 1050 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne.