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Gainesville Fire Department recently received a donation of much-needed equipment from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
The Gainesville Fire Department received a chest compression system, worth more than $13,000. The donated device will assist the department by delivering uninterrupted chest compressions at a consistent rate and depth to patients, helping to improve a patient’s chance of survival.
Attending the donation celebration were local firefighters, Firehouse Subs franchisee Brett Black, area representative Shawn Hooks and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation executive director Robin Peters.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation’s mission is to provide funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit, Firehouse Subs has given $11 million to hometown heroes in 41 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $816,300 in Georgia.
The Foundation raises the money by recycling leftover, 5-gallon pickle buckets and selling them for $2. Restaurants also collect spare change and allow guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar as part of the Round Up Program. All funds raised benefit the Foundation.