April 27, 2021 – The Midland Fire Department (MFD) has been awarded a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® for the purchase of a LUCAS chest compression system. The LUCAS device is a mechanical CPR system that has been shown to improve the quality of chest compressions as well as being able to sustain lifesaving circulation during prolonged resuscitation attempts. Midland is safer than ever thanks to the Foundation providing funding for this vital equipment valued at more than $14,000.
“The addition of the LUCAS Chest Compression System to our equipment inventory gives Midland Fire Department an even greater opportunity to intervene in an emergency when seconds count,” said Assistant Chief Joshua Mosher. “We’re incredibly grateful to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Eastman Avenue Firehouse Subs for this grant, which will allow us to better serve the Midland community – and to undoubtedly save lives.”
Following a year filled with worldwide strife – especially for first responders, frontline workers, and restaurants – Firehouses Subs Public Safety Foundation set a new record for the most money ever awarded in a single quarter. The $2.5 million grants are going to 118 public safety organizations and will be put toward the purchase of critical lifesaving equipment.
To donate and learn more about Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, visit FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.
ABOUT FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION
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 $57 million to hometown heroes in 49 states and Puerto Rico.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is honored to be listed as a four-star nonprofit organization by Charity Navigator. Their highest designation. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors. More than 70% of the funds raised for the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation come from the generosity of Firehouse Subs guests and the restaurant brand. Please consider supporting a Firehouse Subs restaurant near you.