Firehouse Subs provide equipment to local fire districts

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Boulder Weekly Staff

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.