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Firehouse donates equipment to first responders


Staff Report
Published Jan. 24, 2013

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated $16,200 worth of equipment to two local public safety departments.

The foundation donated seven automated external defibrillators worth more than $8,900 to the Reidville Fire Department and four automated external defibrillators worth more than $7,300 to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Without the donations, the equipment could not be otherwise obtained due to budget constraints.

The donated devices will ensure the organizations are prepared to provide life-saving assistance if a citizen goes into cardiac arrest, according to a news release.

The Foundation has donated more than $5.7 million to public safety entities across the nation, including more than $612,800 to first responders and public safety organizations in South Carolina.

In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first-responders.