For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Debbi Winogracki
Berkeley Township Police Department Receives Lifesaving Equipment Grant Award from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Bayville, NJ – The Berkeley Township Police Department’s EMS Division is better equipped to keep all community members safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $14,567.82 grant will be used to purchase an automatic Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System, known as a LUCAS Chest Compression System and External Power Supply, fulfilling a critical need within the department.
“The Township of Berkeley is thrilled to hear that the Berkeley Police Department-EMS Division has been awarded funds for an automatic chest compression system from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation,” said Berkeley Township Mayor Carmen Amato, “Bolstering our first responders’ life-saving capabilities, especially in times like these, is wonderful news for our community.”
“We are committed to helping organizations such as the Berkeley Township Police Department continue their lifesaving work within local communities. We are honored to be able to award this grant and do our part to ensure that the Township of Berkeley is safer for everyone, including first responders,” stated Robin Peters, Executive Director of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
The LUCAS Automatic Chest Compression System will not only bring the BTPD into compliance with updated CPR protocols, but will be used to ensure the department will continue to save lives as we continue to see a spike in cardiac arrests, especially with our vast aging community. The LUCAS system will also be an asset when responding to water emergencies, where unstable conditions necessitate an automatic chest compression device in order to deliver the most accurate quality of care when transporting a patient safely back to shore.
The grant was one of 96 Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grants awarded to public safety organizations across the country during the most recent grant application period. The 96 grants total more than $1.8 million.
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 $55 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.