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Firehouse Subs awards grant to GC Fire Department

EAU CLAIRE—Firehouse Subs, a fast casual restaurant chain with more than 900 locations nationwide has awarded the Glenwood City Fire Department a grant to purchase a Thermal Imaging Camera.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation made the presentation at their restaurant on 5314 Prill Road in Eau Claire on Wednesday, September 9 to two officers of the Glenwood City Fire Department.

The Thermal Imaging Camera helps firefighters locate hot spots and detect body heat in burning buildings, allowing firefighters to reach victims quicker and put out deadly fires. The value of the camera is $7,036.

In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Pubic Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit Firehouse Foundation has given more than $14 million to hometown heroes in 43 states and Puerto Rico including more than $107,000 in Wisconsin.

Attending the event in Eau Claire on September 9th were Glenwood City Fire Chief, Greg Holden and the Department’s secretary Kristen Hurtgen. Hurtgen wrote the grant application for the fire department.

Each of the chain’s restaurants has donation canisters at register counters that explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change to benefit public safety originations.