Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to donate $177,000 to Louisiana first responders
HOLDEN, LA — In response to the devastating floods that hit our area in 2016, the board of directors of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation approved life-saving equipment grant awards to Louisiana public safety departments valued at more than $177,000.
To celebrate these donations and to honor our community’s first responders, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will be hosting an equipment dedication event at Ferrara Fire Apparatus on Wednesday, April 12th at 11:00 am.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was established in 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. With the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations, our Foundation has given more than $24 million to hometown heroes in 46 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $377,000 in Louisiana.
Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Sub’s Co-Founder and Board President, will be presenting the awards. Our guest speaker will be Butch Browning, LA State Fire Marshal. In addition, local Mayor’s, Parish President’s and Sheriff’s will be in attendance. Ferrara is pleased to be a part of this noble event recognizing our local first responders.
About Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
A portion of all purchases at all US Firehouse Subs locations goes to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, to be used to provide lifesaving equipment to first responders. Since the Foundation started, it has granted over $25 million to provide equipment, training, and support to hometown heroes.
About Ferrara Fire Apparatus
Ferrara Fire Apparatus leads the industry in the custom design and manufacture of emergency response vehicles. Ferrara is known for its heavy duty construction materials and design process that gives the customer input into how the truck will be built. Ferrara has delivered more than 4,000 new fire apparatus to our agencies in the United States and around the world.