Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) is better equipped to keep all community members safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $23,229, grant will be used to purchase 28 Seek Thermal Imaging Cameras, fulfilling a critical equipment need within the district.
“We are committed to helping organizations such as Marion County Fire District #1 continue their lifesaving work in local communities. We are honored to be able to award this grant and do our part to improve safety for everyone, including first responders,” said Robin Peters, executive director of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
The Seek Thermal Imaging Cameras will allow firefighters to find victims safely and quickly during a structure fire. The equipment detects the body heat of people who may not otherwise be seen in thick smoke.
The grant was one of 102 Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded to public safety organizations across the country during the most recent application period. The 102 grants total more than $2.1 million for local communities in 49 states and Puerto Rico.
To donate and learn more about Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, visit FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.
In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the 501(c)(3), non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The charity provides funding resources, lifesaving equipment, prevention education, training and disaster relief support to first responders and public safety organizations. Since inception, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $55 million to hometown heroes in 49 states and Puerto Rico.