BREWERTON, NY – Mod Lite racer Jim Bogett and his wife Kimberly who own a Firehouse Subs franchise located at 5308 West Genesee St. in Camillus, NY and title sponsor of the Firehouse Subs Mod Lite division at the Brewerton Speedway helped celebrate with the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in the awarding of more than $69,000 to local Syracuse Metropolitan First Responders.
Below is a breakdown of the donations.
Syracuse Fire Department received three hundred carbon monoxide detectors worth $4,767. The awarded detectors will be installed and serviced in homes throughout Syracuse in coordination with the Onondaga County Health Department.
Fairmount Fire Department received 10 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and medical equipment worth $19,358. The awarded AEDs will help ensure the organization is prepared to provide medical assistance if an individual goes into cardiac arrest.
Solvay Fire Department received a chest compression system worth $20,355. Approximately 80 percent of the department’s emergency calls are medical-related, and the awarded device will assist firefighters by delivering uninterrupted chest compressions at a constant rate and depth to cardiac arrest patients, helping improve a patient’s chance of survival.
Otisco Fire Department received an all-terrain vehicle and skid unit worth $21,665. The department serves a large rural area, and the awarded vehicle will allow firefighters to provide life-saving assistance and fire suppression in areas impassable by traditional emergency vehicles.
Town of Camillus Police Department received two automated external defibrillators worth $2,960. The awarded equipment will help ensure the organization is prepared to provide medical assistance if an individual goes into cardiac arrest, each of the department’s patrol vehicles will now be outfitted with AEDs.
ABOUT FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION
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 and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has given more than $18 million to hometown heroes in 45 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $158,655 in New York.
IN-RESTAURANT FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES
Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $2 donation to the Foundation. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the Foundation.
To connect to help saving lives through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation please visit www.firehousesubs.com/foundation and like their Facebook page Facebook.com/FirehouseSubsFoundation .