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Bridgeport, Ml- Thanks to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, Bridgeport Fire Department is now better equipped to keep our community safe. The Bridgeport Fire Department recently received a $13,020.00 grant award from the Foundation to purchase a ZOLL AutoPulse® System.

"We are committed to helping organizations such as Bridgeport Fire Department continue their lifesaving work within local communities. We are honored to be able to award this grant and do our part to ensure that Bridgeport is safer for everyone, including first responders," said Robin Peters, executive director, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

"The AutoPulse® Resuscitation System provides high-quality automated CPR to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. In 2019, the Bridgeport Fire Department responded to over 30 cardiac arrest incidents. The ZOLL AutoPulse® will aid our efforts in improving survival rates from such incidents in 2020 and beyond. We want to thank the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for making it possible to acquire this valuable tool." - David Smigiel, Fire Chief, Bridgeport Fire Department.

ABOUT FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs Founders established the 501(c)(3), non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The charity provides funding resources, lifesaving equipment, prevention education, training and disaster relief support to first responders and public safety organizations. Since inception, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $50 million to hometown heroes in 49 states and Puerto Rico.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is honored to be listed as a four-star nonprofit organization by Charity Navigator. Their highest designation. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors.

Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors. More than 70% of the funds raised for the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation come from the generosity of Firehouse Subs guests and the restaurant brand. Please consider supporting a Firehouse Subs restaurant near you.

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Photo demonstrates how a patient is placed in the Zoll Autopulse. If this was an actual emergency the patient would also have an automatic external defibrillator (AED) applied and breathing support would be administered. The case seconds as a patient carrying device allowing the patient to be moved without interruption to CPR.

Pictured from Left to right: Captain Robert Miller, Lt. Jerry Childs and Firefighter Jeff Ragan. Photo by Bridgeport Fire Department