Firehouse Subs donates grants to Black Canyon Fire District, Circle City-Morristown FD
CAVE CREEK – The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded $45,741 worth of equipment grants awarded to Circle City-Morristown Fire Department and Black Canyon Fire District. The donation was celebrated at a March 28 event at Firehouse Subs in Cave Creek.
Black Canyon Fire District received 10 sets of turnout gear, worth $28,371. The awarded gear, which includes helmets, boots, gloves, and hoods, will replace old or damaged gear, providing firefighters with necessary protection to provide safe and efficient services to their community.
Circle City-Morristown Fire Department received a variety of firefighting equipment, worth $17,370, including hand tools, a chainsaw, hose, and nozzles. The awarded equipment will replace outdated tools.
Event attendees include local firefighters, as well Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Executive Director Robin Peters, Firehouse Subs Area Representatives Scott Friedman and Elisa Friedman, and Firehouse Subs Franchisees Paul Lukert and William Smart.
“Giving back to our first responders is the primary goal of the Foundation,” said Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Executive Director Robin Peters. “We’re in a very fortunate position that allows us to work together with Firehouse Subs restaurants to raise funds that help provide life-saving equipment locally and throughout the country. Thanks to the generosity of so many people, we’re truly making a difference.”
“We greatly appreciate the work of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation,” said Chief Mark Nichols, who serves the Black Canyon Fire Department. “This is a great organization that helps public safety agencies across our state and many others. This grant allows us to keep our firefighters safe while they protect the citizens and tens of thousands of people that drive through our community on I-17 every day. Without this award, we simply would not be able to afford to replace this critical equipment.”
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was founded in 2005. Since inception, the non-profit organization has given more than $24 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada, including more than $796,000 in Arizona. To raise money for the Foundation, Firehouse Subs restaurants participate in a number of fundraising efforts. Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to guests for $2. Donation canisters on register counters collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors.