Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is kicking off October’s Fire Safety Month by passing out fire safety tips to ensure each family has a plan. Fire Safety Month is also an opportunity to support local heroes by purchasing medallions for $1 or $5. These funds help provide much-needed lifesaving equipment to public safety entities and provide education through distribution of fire safety prevention tools.

The Firehouse Subs founders’ 200 years of firefighting heritage inspired the formation of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to improve life-saving capabilities of fire, police, and EMS.

“Fire Safety Month is a great time to raise awareness, as well as funds, for first responders who are dedicated to saving lives. This is an opportunity to show your support and appreciation for these brave men and women,” says Robin Peters, executive director of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. “Through donations raised in our restaurants, we have given more than $2 million in lifesaving equipment to fire and police departments across the country. We hope to raise a record amount this October, to give back to our communities.”

The Foundation’s funds for equipment are raised through individual donations, pickle bucket sales, and canisters placed by registers. Each restaurant recycles leftover five-gallon pickle buckets and allows customers to purchase for $2, and donation canisters on register counters collect change.

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