Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recently delivered $30,960 in safety equipment for firefighters in Guaynabo and the Aguadilla Municipal Emergency Management Office.
With this delivery, the contribution in equipment Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has made to the fire brigades exceeds $128,900.
These donations have directly benefited the towns of Mayagüez, Canóvanas and Fajardo, and now Guaynabo and Aguadilla.
The Guaynabo Fire Station received five sets of firefighter safety suits, including pants, coats, helmets, shields, gloves and boots; a much more modern and resistant equipment to replace the previous ones.
Likewise, a thermal camera was included, an instrument of vital importance to visualize more accurately the areas of heat in case of strong fires where the visibility of the firefighter is limited to fire and smoke.
The donation granted by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to the Aguadilla Municipal Emergency Management Office, which will be used to support the fire department of that town, includes an oxygen tank with its mask to prevent the firefighter is affected during his work while extinguishing the fires, two ladders, additional protection masks and a portable pump to remove water, among others.
“The donation reaffirms the company’s commitment to provide essential equipment and materials to fire departments on the island,” said Josué Hernández, director of operations of Firehouse Subs Puerto Rico. “We’re aware of the risk of the work that this group of brave professionals do to protect and keep our communities safe.”