Firehouse Subs donated equipment worth $14,000 to Maryville fire department in a community ceremony on Wednesday, June 16.
The Firehouse Subs and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation made the donation at the Maryville store, 419 S. Washington Street.
The restaurant has been collecting money all year, says Richard Sloane, franchisee of the Maryville Firehouse Subs location. “We have been working all year collecting donations at the register and selling pickles buckets to raise the money and are fired up to help the City of Maryville Fire Department.”
The foundation’s funds for equipment are raised through individual donations, pickle bucket sales and canisters placed by registers. Pickle buckets are five-gallon buckets that the restaurant recycles and allows customers to purchase for a $2 donation. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect change and cash for the Foundation.
“One of the reasons I was so drawn to the Firehouse Subs concept was the idea that they give back to the local community so generously,” said Sloane.
The equipment donation includes new uniforms and EMS related items, such as a Nonin Pulse OX Carry Case, Impact VAL-PAK Suction Unit, CFE IV Warmer and a LA Rescue Trauma Attack Pack, all providing the latest technology to EMS medics.
For more information on Firehouse Subs or this donation, call at 865-980-3332, or visit www.firehousesubs.com.