C-5 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES $29,000 GRANT FOR NEW RESCUE TOOLS FROM FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION
C-5 Volunteer Fire Department Receives $29,000 Grant For New Rescue Tools From Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
The U.S. has recently seen a dramatic increase in traffic fatalities, with Texas being no exception. In fact, 2021 marked the second deadliest year on Texas roads since TxDOT started tracking fatalities in 1940.
Located between Hooks and Texarkana, the C-5 Volunteer Department sits right in the middle of two interstate construction zones where dangerous driving conditions have greatly contributed to the rise of traffic accidents throughout Bowie County. Although the volunteer crew works hard to respond quickly and effectively to these emergencies, their help was limited by 21-year-old extrication tools that didn’t always function properly.
Now, thanks to a $29,000 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the C-5 Volunteer Fire Department can purchase a brand new set of hydraulic rescue tools – including a TNT Spreader, Cutter, Ram and Ram Extension Kit – allowing them to serve better their community and those traveling through.
To celebrate the receipt of this lifesaving grant, C-5 Volunteer Fire Lieutenant Justin Binnings and Assistant Chief John Alquist joined local franchisee KC Jones at her Firehouse Subs restaurant on Kennedy Lane for an acknowledgment ceremony and check presentation.
To date, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated over $1.9 Million to first responders in Texas, including more than $235,000 in the Shreveport DMA.