Thermal Imaging Camera
A tool that allows firefighters to see areas of heat through smoke and darkness. Thermal imaging cameras help firefighters find victims, locate hotspots and recognize structural dangers before they cause property damage, injuries or death.
"Our firefighters use the thermal imaging camera (TIC) daily on structure fire responses. The TIC continues to keep our firefighters safe by locating hidden fires, as well as being an invaluable tool in search and rescue operations."
- Unified Fire Authority - Salt Lake City, UT
Rescue tools are used to aid first responders in the extrication of motor vehicle accident victims, allowing for a safe and speedy recovery.
"The new extrication tools donated to our service have already proven to be an invaluable asset. Not long after the tools arrived they were utilized in a complicated extrication, and were instrumental in saving a life"
- Spring Hill Fire Rescue - Spring Hill, FL
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
A portable electronic device that is used to treat cardiac arrest victims in an effort to restore a normal heart rhythm.
"The AEDs provided by the Firehouse Subs Foundation have enhanced the Orlando Police Department's capacity to respond to medical emergencies on scenes, increasing a victim's chance of survival."
- Orlando Police Department - Orlando, FL
These tools are used to assist first responders in stabilizing overturned and upright vehicles. This helps secure the vehicle, allowing for safe and rapid extrication of victims. Stabilization tools are also essential for rescue and recovery after natural disasters.
"The tools and equipment received by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has been used to train hundreds of firefighters in the area on structural collapse and vehicle rescue. In a region currently undergoing reconstruction from one of the nation’s worst natural disasters, this equipment helps us to expand our capabilities and prepare for future events."
- Joplin Fire Department - Joplin, MO
Firefighter’s outer protective clothing to include boots, pants and jacket. These items help to insulate firefighters from the extreme heat of fires.
"We save lives and Firehouse Subs saves ours! Thank you for your donation of our turnout gear. You answered our 911 call. We truly appreciate it!"
- City of Brunswick Fire Department - Brunswick, GA
Radios provide critical communication between first responders on the scene of an emergency. Both firefighters and victims depend on the function and usage of these communication devices in life threatening situations.
"We have used the portable radios multiple times since we received the grant, and this helps our members communicate with our dispatch center to get the right resources the community needs on the way sooner."
- Stallings Volunteer Fire Department - Indian Trail, NC
Inflatable Rescue Boat
The rescue boat is able to maneuver steadily through adverse conditions; this is especially necessary for search and rescue, flood evacuation and dive rescue. An essential tool for this community along the Rappahannock River.
Fredericksburg Fire Department - Fredericksburg, Virginia
Emergency Medical Equipment
The emergency medical equipment, including a mobile Automated External Defibrillator (AED), will help to provide on-scene emergency services to cardiac arrest patients while ensuring that all tactical medic team members have the necessary tools to begin medical care immediately. The ability to provide treatment on-scene is critical to positive outcomes in life-saving situations.
Fort Myers Police Department - Ft. Myers, Florida