Firefighters put a lot of strain not only on themselves but on their equipment as well. According to Fact.MR, a leading provider of market research reports, the extrication equipment first responders use to remove trapped victims following motor vehicle accidents accounts for 12% of the overall rescue equipment market. This significant demand drives the crucial need for up-to-date equipment. 

Groveland Fire Department recently acquired a new fire truck, but unfortunately didn’t have the extrication equipment needed. Groveland Division Chief Steve Smith knew it was imperative to have the same capabilities on all their fire engines in order not to delay lifesaving operations, and immediately got to work on trying to secure the equipment. 

 Now, thanks to a grant of $38,755 from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the Groveland Fire Department is equipped with new extrication equipment. 

To celebrate the receipt of this grant, Groveland Fire Department members joined local Firehouse Subs owner David Kelly at his restaurant in Clermont, located at 1500 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont for an acknowledgment ceremony and official check presentation from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.  

 To date, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded over $11 million to hometown heroes in Florida, including more than $1.7 million in the greater Orlando area.  

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, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded more than $77 million to hometown heroes in 50 states plus Puerto Rico. Support for Canadian first responders is provided through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada. 

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!

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