North Central EMS Receives Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant for Essential Lifesaving Equipment – Morning Journal

As first responders continue to serve the Norwalk area, it is important North Central EMS remains properly equipped to handle all emergencies, according to a news release.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recognized the need for new lifesaving equipment and recently awarded North Central EMS a $28,000 grant to purchase a battery-powered chest compression system for North Central EMS crews. .

The new system will provide automated CPR to patients in sudden cardiac arrest, according to the statement.

It allows first responders to continue to provide high quality CPR in situations where manual CPR would typically be difficult, such as in steep stairwells, around tight corners, or even in cramped elevators.

The system has been shown to reduce interruptions to compressions during transport by more than 85%, improving the rescue capabilities of our first responders when called into action.

“We are grateful to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for providing us with this invaluable funding,” said Ashley Ballah, Director of North Central EMS. “As our first responders continue to serve our community, it is important that we remain properly equipped to handle any emergencies. The added benefit of having the best equipment on hand means everything, because in the event of an emergency, every second counts.”

For the past 16 years, donations have driven the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which supports first responders and public safety organizations nationwide, according to the release.

During the last grant cycle, the Foundation awarded 90 grants totaling more than $2 million to public safety organizations across the country in need of critical equipment and resources to save lives, according to the release.

To learn more about the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation or donate directly, visit FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.

In 2005, the founders of Firehouse Subs established the nonprofit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

The charity provides lifesaving equipment, prevention education, scholarships and continuing education, and disaster relief for first responders and public safety organizations, as well as support to the military.

Since its inception, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded more than $67.5 million to local heroes in 49 states, as well as Puerto Rico and Canada.