Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated more than $38,000 worth of gear and equipment to the Hinesville Fire Department and to Liberty County Fire Services. The dedication ceremony was held on Sept. 17 at the Firehouse Subs restaurant. Restaurant customers were encouraged to join in on the event, which was catered by Firehouse Subs.
A news release disclosed by the restaurant detailed the equipment awarded to the two groups. Liberty County Fire Services acquired $24,532 worth of new gear including coats, pants, boots and gloves which, according to Firehouse Subs, will replace old or damaged gear. Meanwhile, the Hinesville Fire Department received a hazard house and accessories which is valued at $13,835. The equipment acquired will be used to teach people about transforming households into safer ones that can withstand emergencies.
To raise money for the Foundation, Firehouse Subs restaurants sold five gallon pickle buckets, asked if customers wanted to round their bill up to the nearest dollar, and placed donation canisters on their register counters.
As the Foundation’s Event and Outreach Coordinator Nancy Palmer said via the release, “First responders are truly selfless. It’s an honor to be able to give back to these men and women who put all of us before themselves.”