Published Aug. 3, 2012
Otherwise unavailable due to budget constraints, the department will be able to buy scuba dive gear that includes vests, a regulator and air tanks. The new equipment will assure firefighters are able to breathe safely in life-threatening incidents that involve dangerous diving situations.
“Our local heroes need to be prepared at a moment's notice to protect and save lives,” said Elliot Goldsmith, franchisee of the Mauldin Firehouse Subs restaurant. “Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, with the support of our restaurants, is dedicated to equip, educate and fund first responders.”
In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the nonprofit, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, with the mission to provide funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to aid first responders.
The foundation has donated more than $550,300 to public safety entities in South Carolina.