Firehouse Subs gives $17,000 worth of equipment to FWFD

Firehouse Subs donates to FWFD

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Firehouse Subs gave the Fort Wayne Fire Department nearly 700 smoke alarms and 10 radiation monitors on Wednesday. Local restaurant officials said the items are worth more than $17,000.

FWFD firefighters will install the smoke alarms in homes throughout the Fort Wayne area. The donated radiation monitors will be used to detect radioactive material.

Since 2005, Firehouse Subs has donated more than $230,000 worth of life-saving equipment in Indiana alone.

Firehouse Subs has two locations in Fort Wayne: 5215 Illinois Road and 4423 Coldwater Road.

In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs has given $9 million to hometown heroes in 40 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $230,300 in Indiana.

Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to guests for $2. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the Foundation.

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