Fire Rescue to Unveil Lifesaving Equipment from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

July 28, 2022

This year, thanks to a $36,175 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the heroes of City of Hollywood Fire Rescue and Beach Safety will be better equipped to save the lives of their fellow citizens in motor vehicle accidents.

On Thursday, August 4th at 10 a.m., City of Hollywood Fire Rescue and Beach Safety will unveil its newest extrication equipment, made possible by a $36,175 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Proceeds from purchases made at U.S. Firehouse Subs restaurants provided the funding for this grant award.

The tools will assist first responders by dramatically reducing the time it takes them to safely and efficiently extricate victims involved in motor vehicle accidents above ground and underwater. The equipment will also give the department the capability to respond to complex incidents involving heavy trucks, as well as cut and spread ultra-hardened steels found in newer vehicles. 

To celebrate the receipt of the awarded equipment, City of Hollywood Fire Rescue and Beach Safety Deputy Chief Mark Miller will join local Firehouse Subs Franchisee Ulises Lacentre in acknowledging the grant award and demonstrating the new equipment during this in-person event. 

The Foundation
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Firehouse Subs founders, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, traveled to Mississippi, as they traveled back to Florida exhausted and exhilarated, they knew we could do more and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was born.