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The City of Huntsville’s Fire Department was recently awarded a generous grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase much-needed equipment. The Foundation contributed $13,765.46 to purchase 10 automated external defibrillators (AEDs); one set of rescue struts; four swift water rescuer vests; a 15' throw bag rope; two inflatable water safety vests (PFDs); and miscellaneous small items for the HFD rescue boat. Chief Greg Mathis was very appreciative of the donation.
“The Foundation is making a difference in our community with this generous contribution,” said Mathis. “We are proud to stand with them to improve the department’s rescue skills and overall readiness.”
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and Firehouse Subs is the largest corporate supporter. Since inception, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $35 million to hometown heroes in 47 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including more than $2.4 million in Texas.
For more information on this grant, contact Dr. Sherry McKibben at SMcKibben@HuntsvilleTX.gov. For more information on Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, visit FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.
From Left: Huntsville Fire Department Capt. Darren Parker, Firefighter Adam Winningham, and Firefighter Josh Holloway