Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is awarding a thermal imaging camera, worth more than $9,000, to the Unified Fire Authority of Greater Salt Lake on Tuesday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. The Unified Fire Authority recently suffered a huge wild fire that rapidly spread from mountains into neighborhoods. The thermal imaging camera is a critical piece of equipment, allowing for rapid victim location, protecting firefighters and increasing survivability of those trapped or overcome by the effects of fire.
“As government budgets decrease our requests for funding increase,” said Randy Judd of the Midvale Firehouse Subs Location. “We are grateful to our restaurant crews and guests for their generosity which makes these equipment donations possible.”
Firehouse Subs founders’ 200-year firefighting heritage inspired the formation of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which provides funding and support to public safety entities. In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the non-profit, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, with the mission to provide funding, live-saving equipment and educational opportunities to aid first-responders. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs has given more than $2 million to hometown heroes, including fire and police departments and EMT organizations.
Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to customers for $2. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change.
The thermal imaging camera presentation takes place at the Firehouse Subs located at 1008 East Ft. Union Boulevard in Midvale, UT. Attendees to the event include local firefighters and their families, Area Representative Randy Judd and Executive Director of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Robin Peters.