Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Firehouse Subs founders, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, traveled to Mississippi where they fed first responders as well as survivors. As they traveled back to Florida exhausted and exhilarated, they knew we could do more and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was born.
Provide first responders with lifesaving equipment.
Examples: Vehicle extrication tools, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), bunker gear, thermal imaging cameras, automated chest compression systems, vehicle stabilization struts, bulletproof vests, all-terrain vehicles, fire hoses.
Provide prevention education tools to the public about the importance of public safety in order to prevent disasters in the home and community.
Examples: Fire extinguisher training systems, prevention education materials, programming initiatives to focus on issues such as DUI and distracted driving education, carbon monoxide poisoning, CPR training and accessibility and other relevant safety issues.
SCHOLARSHIPS & CONTINUED EDUCATION
Provide financial resources or continued education to individuals pursuing a career in public safety.
Examples: Partner with schools on scholarship programs for individuals pursuing/advancing their career in the public safety sector.
Provide assistance and resources during and after natural and man-made disasters such as fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.
Examples: Feed first responders and survivors and provide lifesaving equipment to first responders to help them better prepare for any future disasters.
SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY
Benefit men and women of the military who have served their country in any of the branches of the United States Uniformed Services.