On Wednesday, Oct. 12, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is awarding equipment to the Berthoud Fire Protection District and the Greater Brighton Fire Protection District.
At 2:30 p.m., at the Twenty Ninth Street Firehouse Subs location in Boulder, the sub shop will present the Berthoud Fire Protection District with new vehicle extraction equipment worth $11,681. The equipment, which is otherwise unavailable due to severe city budget cuts, will help save lives by speeding up the extraction process in automobile accidents along the I-25 and Highway 287 corridors.
Firehouse Subs is also providing the Greater Brighton Fire Protection District with 128 carbon monoxide detectors to distribute throughout the community. The district has received many requests from the community about carbon monoxide detectors since a Denver family was killed in 2008, and the new detectors will be the first installment of the district’s Carbon Monoxide Detection Program.
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $14,000 to public safety entities in Colorado since 2005. They achieve this goal by recycling the leftover five-gallon pickle buckets at each Firehouse Subs location and selling them to customers for $2. There are also donation canisters on the register counters, and customers are offered the option of rounding up their bill to the nearest dollar to further add to the aid.