On October 10, 2018, members from the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department (PFVFD) attended a ceremony at Firehouse Subs in the heart of Prince Frederick, Md. The event was to honor and award more than $70,000 in grant to three volunteer fire departments in Southern Maryland.
Our department applied for and was awarded $29,538 in grant money to supply new Amkus extrication equipment. Solomons Volunteer Fire and Rescue received $34,108 for two automated CPR devices and Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department received $7,392 to fund new rope rescue and vehicle stabilization equipment.
According to a press release, “Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was born with the mission of providing funding, lifesaving equipment and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations.” Since 2005, more than $37 million in funds through 47 states have been awarded to hometown heroes, the release adds.
Fire Chief Fred Holzberger says, “We appreciate the support of Firehouse Subs and the foundation. We have a new Squad being built now and the equipment received will be placed and operate off our new piece of apparatus.”
You can support the foundation by visiting your local Firehouse Sub shop and donating through a container at the counter or rounding your bill to the nearest dollar. You can also purchase recycled pickle five-gallon buckets for a $2 donation to the foundation.
Read more about the foundation and the work they are doing to help fire and EMS departments across the country here.
Thank you to our local Prince Frederick Firehouse Subs location for always supporting the mission for preserving life and property in Southern Maryland and beyond.