Leland Fire/Rescue Awarded Grant for Lifesaving Equipment

Lifesaving equipment to protect first responders and keep the community safe is on its way to the Town of Leland, thanks to a $14,945 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The funding will be applied to the purchase of 15 ballistic vests with plates and 15 ballistic helmets and accessories for Leland Fire/Rescue.

The rescue task force personal protective equipment is specific to responding to active shooter and other violent incidents. Training and working together with law enforcement as force protection, this equipment would allow department firefighter/EMTs to enter specific areas of an active shooter incident to provide quicker access to, provide life-saving care to, and removal of critical patients.

“We are grateful to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Firehouse Subs in Leland for awarding us this grant,” said Leland Fire Chief Chris Langlois. “By providing this equipment, our first responders will be able to quickly get access to victims during an incident of mass violence to deliver immediate medical interventions for readily treatable injuries, like severe bleeding and airway compromise, and move victims to a safer area where they can be transported to definitive care at a hospital. This equipment will help us to be ready, save lives, and help the people of Leland during emergency situations, especially during the upcoming holiday season.”

The past year and a half has been difficult for many, impacting first responders and communities across the country. As we continue to battle health crises and natural disasters, front-line heroes constantly expose themselves to dangerous situations, creating a need for updated lifesaving equipment.

Recognizing this need, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® continues to be a valuable resource for first responders across the nation. This grant will be used to ensure greater lifesaving capabilities for first responders in the community.

During the most recent grant cycle, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded 126 grants to public safety organizations nationwide. The 126 grants, totaling nearly $2.7 million, were given to organizations in need of critical lifesaving equipment and resources. To donate and learn more about Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, visit FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.

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