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Bolingbrook Fire Department news

Excerpts from the Herald-news.com:

The Bolingbrook Fire Department has been selected to receive a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

The grant, valued at $11,690, will provide a thermal imaging camera with a hot and cold spot tracker and charger. The awarded camera will be used to detect body heat and hot spots in burning buildings, allowing firefighters to quickly locate victims and provide life-saving assistance.

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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awards local grants (more)

Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated equipment to two suburban fire departments Wednesday during a ceremony at the Firehouse Subs restaurant in Vernon Hills.

More than $25,000 worth of equipment was awarded to the Palatine Fire Department and the Countryside Fire Protection District.

“Countryside Fire Protection District was fortunate enough to … receive a $7,750 thermal-imaging camera,” Countryside Chief Jeff Steingart said.

The Palatine Fire Department received a utility terrain vehicle with emergency medical response equipment worth $18,077.

Also Wednesday, wounded Marine Cpl. Noah Currier of Marengo received an all-terrain wheelchair worth $14,000 through the apparel company Oscar Mike. The chair will allow Currier to participate in outdoor recreation.

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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awards local grants

Excerpts from FirehouseSubs.com:

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety FoundationFirehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was created with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to emergency personnel and public safety organizations. Many make do with older equipment and have limited or no access to needed resources, but the Foundation has given $13 million to hometown heroes in 43 states and Puerto Rico, benefiting more than 1,000 public safety organizations in communities across the nation. In the state of Illinois, more than $417,000 has been donated since 2012, and in almost all instances, the awarded tools would otherwise be unavailable.

Continuing its mission of supporting local heroes, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation [awarded] $190,000 worth of equipment to nine Chicago public safety organizations during a press conference on May 19, 2015 … at the Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy.

The following nine departments were awarded equipment.

•             Chicago Fire Department received two off-road ambulance vehicles worth more than $55,800.

•             Chicago Police Department 17th District received two automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) worth more than $2,000.

•             Chicago Police Memorial Foundation received 41 bulletproof vests worth more than $20,000.

•             Mokena Fire Protection District received an all-terrain vehicle worth more than $16,700.

•             Waukegan Fire Protection District received eight sets of firefighting turnout gear worth more than $19,600.

•             Lemont Fire Protection District received an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) worth more than $19,800.

•             Frankfort Fire Protection District received an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) worth more than $14,600.

•             Tri-State Fire Protection District received a water rescue boat worth more than $19,900.

•             Mount Prospect Fire Department received 27 automatic external defibrillator (AEDs) worth more than $21,000.

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.

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Lemont FPD receives grant for ATV

Excerpts from theChicagoTribune.com:

The Lemont Fire Protection District received a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the support of the Orland Park Firehouse Subs. The grant provided funding for a UTV, a 6-wheel by Polaris.

The Lemont Fire Protection District has over 15 miles of trails, and without the UTV, firefighters can not get back to some of those areas when conditions are wet and snowy. Trucks would get stuck. The UTV is multi-use as it can be fitted for snow as well as being able to be used with a backboard. Another beneficial use is the added 70-gallon water tank with a small hose to put out brush fires especially in those hard to reach areas for the larger trucks. In addition, the department has purchased a trailer to transport the UTV to other communities to assist and use all over the area.

“We appreciate the fact that this was made available for us,” said George Rimbo, Fire Chief of the Lemont Fire Protection District. He added, “Plus they’re awesome subs, I love ’em!”

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Local business supports Mt Prospect Fire Department

The Daily Herald posted the following:

The Mount Prospect Fire Department has received a grant totaling nearly $22,000 from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Fire officials said the funds will be used to provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to faith-based organizations in the Mount Prospect community. The sandwich chain, which was founded by firemen, has a location at 1 W. Rand Road in the Randhurst Crossing shopping center.

The Mount Prospect Fire Department formed the partnership with Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to address the need the department saw for quick access to AEDs for cardiac events that residents may experience at a service or event at a faith-based organization. The grant will allow the department to supply 27 AEDs, AED cabinets and related supplies.

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