Sept. 27, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There was a ceremony this week as Firehouse Subs in West Bend hosted three area fire departments to celebrate over $81,000 of donations for lifesaving equipment.
The donation was made by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The event was presented by Robin Peters, executive director of the foundation.
Award recipients included the Glenbeulah Fire/Rescue and Fire Responders, Town of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department and the West Bend Fire Department.
Glenbeluah firefighter and EMT Michael Meyer praised the support from the foundation. The department received $14,673 which was used to acquire an all-terrain vehicle which will be helpful during search and rescue missions.
Meyer said the ATV was outfitted with a QTAC 85 EMS skid unit which holds 85 gallons of water and a Stokes Rescue Basket.
“In rural communities the need for outside corporate assistance is desperately needed and with the grant vehicle we have been able to provide better service,” said Meyer.
The Town of Sheboygan Falls Fire Department received rescue equipment and a thermal imaging camera valued at $16,919. The awarded equipment will assist the Rapid Intervention Team by allowing firefighters to quickly detect body heat and hot spots in burning buildings, locate victims and provide lifesaving assistance.
The West Bend Fire Department received $20,555 which was used to buy four video laryngoscopes, a ventilator and four cardiac monitor brackets.