Firehouse Subs donates CO detectors to Huber Fire Deparment


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



Members of the Huber Heights City Council, leaders in the Huber Heights, Fairborn, and Xenia Township Fire Departments, and franchise owners of Firehouse Subs in Huber Heights stand outside the restaurant on Old Troy Pike.


Members of the Huber Heights, Fairborn, and Xenia Township Fire Department stand with the owners of Firehouse Subs in Huber Heights after donations to each department.


HUBER HEIGHTS – Carbon Monoxide (CO) has been called the “silent killer” due to the gas being colorless, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating.

Last Wednesday, thanks to the generosity of Firehouse Subs, the Huber Heights Police Department received a donation of 174 CO detectors to be distributed to residents of the city.

“Firehouse Subs is a phenomenal neighbor to us,” said Huber Heights Fire Chief Mark Ashworth. “We greatly appreciate the support knowing that those donations not only come from Firehouse Subs themselves but also coming from the patrons that come in and out of the store on a daily basis. That fund helps get vital pieces of equipment out to the community. For that I thank Firehouse Subs and their patrons for their generosity.”

During the presentation, Firehouse Subs also donated CO detectors to the Fairborn Fire Department and a Lucas Chest Compression device to the Xenia Township Fire Department.

The funds for these donations are raised in each store through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. That foundation has donated more than $835,000 in Ohio and $18 million nationwide since 2005 for life-saving equipment and educational opportunities for first responders.

Jackie Gubbins, Manager of Foundation Programs, said that being a first responder isn’t just another job.

“We appreciate all you do to make us safe and helping you have the equipment you need and knowing how to use it in our hour of need is what the Foundation is all about,” said Gubbins.

Funds are raised in a variety of ways including the sale of leftover pickle buckets for $2, donation canisters, and the Round Up Program which allows patrons to round up their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the foundation.

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Members of the Huber Heights City Council, leaders in the Huber Heights, Fairborn, and Xenia Township Fire Departments, and franchise owners of Firehouse Subs in Huber Heights stand outside the restaurant on Old Troy Pike.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/07/web1_FirehouseSubs.jpgMembers of the Huber Heights City Council, leaders in the Huber Heights, Fairborn, and Xenia Township Fire Departments, and franchise owners of Firehouse Subs in Huber Heights stand outside the restaurant on Old Troy Pike.

Members of the Huber Heights, Fairborn, and Xenia Township Fire Department stand with the owners of Firehouse Subs in Huber Heights after donations to each department.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/07/web1_GroupFireTruck.jpgMembers of the Huber Heights, Fairborn, and Xenia Township Fire Department stand with the owners of Firehouse Subs in Huber Heights after donations to each department.

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.