Today, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation gave back to the firefighter community with the help of donating life-saving equipment and gear.
The Town of Fond du Lac Fire Department received five sets of personal protective gear valued at $12,616. The gear includes coats and pants and will give volunteer firefighters will get the necessary protection in the line of duty.
Howard Fire Department was given a respirator fit tester and adaptor valued at $13,925. The devices will assist in face piece sizing making sure that firefighters do not get exposed to toxins and carcinogens that could cause cancer.
In the City of Mosinee, their Fire District received a pulse oximeter monitoring device which will be used to measure carbon monoxide levels and heart rate, giving the chance for firefighters to rehab on the scene of a fire.
Janesville Fire Department received dive communications gear valued at a little over $5,500. It includes microphones, splitters, an intercom and comrope to assist dive teams during search and rescue missions in the area waterways.
In West Bend, the Glenbeulah Fire Department was given an ATV with accessories that will help in search and rescue missions.
The Town of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department received rescue equipment and thermal imaging camera valued at $16,919. The equipment will help the Rapid Intervention Team by allowing firefighters to quickly detect body heat and hot spots in burning buildings.
Lastly, West Bend Fire Department received four video laryngoscopes, a ventilator and four cardiac monitor brackets that will improve the chances of survival for patients suffering from respiratory and cardiac trauma.
At each Firehouse Subs, there were live demonstrations from firefighters as well as a how the equipment given to each station will help save lives.