The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation helped equip the Danvers Fire Department (MA) newest fire engine with thousands of dollars worth of new equipment.
The grant of $10,700 was the first-ever donation handed out by the foundation in Massachusetts.
The grant was used to buy 1,075-feet of four-inch hose, one hydrant assistive valve and an automatic monitor nozzle. All of the equipment is on Engine 2, the department’s newest engine that is stationed at station 2 in the Hathorne section of Danvers.
The foundation raises its money in a number of ways, including selling recycled leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets for $2. Donation canisters are also out on register counters collecting spare change and the restaurant uses the “Round Up Program” that allows customers to round up their bill to the nearest dollar with the money going to the foundation.
Firehouse Subs got its named, and the mission of its foundation, from its founders, former firefighters and brothers Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen.
The Foundation was founded in 2005 and has given $5.2 million to first responders in 33 states and Puerto Rico.
For more information, view danvers.patch.com