Firehouse Subs will be opening more than 75 new restaurants in the Chicago area. While this is great news for many sandwich lovers in the windy city, this is also incredible news for Chicago’s first responders. Firehouse Subs’ non-profit organization, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will be helping first responders financially in order for them to have better equipment at their jobs.
The organization has awarded $190,000 worth of equipment to nine Chicago public safety organizations.
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® was founded in 2005. The organization’s mission is to provide funding, educational opportunities, and life-saving equipment to public safety organizations and first responders. Since 2012, more than $417,000 has been donated in the state of Illinois. In almost all instances, the awarded tools would not be available.
Take a look at what a difference this fantastic non-profit has made in our state!
-Chicago Fire Department receives two off-road ambulance vehicles worth more than $55,800.
-Chicago Police Department 17th District receives two automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) worth more than $2,000.
-Chicago Police Memorial Foundation receives 41 bulletproof vests worth more than $20,000.
-Mokena Fire Protection District receives an all-terrain vehicle worth more than $16,700.
-Waukegan Fire Protection District receives eight sets of firefighting turnout gear worth more than $19,600.
-Lemont Fire Protection District receives an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) worth more than $19,800.
-Frankfort Fire Protection District receives an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) worth more than $14,600.
-Tri-State Fire Protection District receives a water rescue boat worth more than $19,900.
-Mount Prospect Fire Department receives 27 automatic external defibrillator (AEDs) worth more than $21,000.
Please be sure to stop by a Firehouse Subs®, grab a delicious sandwich, and help out our first responders!