Six automated external defibrillators for the Whiteville Fire Department will be purchased as a result of a grant awarded by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the city announced last week.
“Whiteville is safer than ever thanks to the Foundation providing important funding in the amount of $7,506. The grant will be used to purchase six Phillips FRx automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for the City of Whiteville Fire Department,” the statement says.
“It takes a lot of gear to ensure the safety of first responders and communities alike, and we at Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation are honored to help fund some of these needs for the City of Whiteville Fire Department,” said Robin Peters, executive director, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. “The Foundation serves communities like Whiteville across the U.S. and Puerto Rico and is supported through generous donors and Firehouse Subs guests.”
This grant is one of 118 in total that the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded to public safety organizations across the country during the most recent grant application period. The 118 grants total more than $2.5 million put toward lifesaving equipment.
“A huge thank you to the generosity of the foundation and the generous donors who made this grant possible,” WFD posted on Facebook.