Life-saving equipment awarded to NCFD

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations.

The New Carlisle Fire Department recently received three thermal imaging cameras valued at $4,155 through the program. The awarded equipment will be used to detect body heat and hot spots in burning buildings, as well as during search and rescue missions, allowing firefighters to quickly locate victims and provide life-saving assistance. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $33 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including more than $724,000 in Indiana.

Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $2 donation to the Foundation. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the Foundation. The Foundation is also the beneficiary of a Charitable Sales Promotion where Firehouse of America (FOA) will donate to the Foundation a sum equivalent to 0.13% of all gross sales with a minimum donation of $1,000,000 through December 31, 2018.

To donate online and support Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, visit

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