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Chandler Fire Department receives grant for life saving equipment

Dec 26, 2020, 5:45 AM | Updated: 8:45 am

(Chandler Fire Department Photo)...

(Chandler Fire Department Photo)

(Chandler Fire Department Photo)

PHOENIX — A grant awarded to the Chandler Fire Department by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has allowed firefighters to purchase lifesaving equipment for the community.

The grant, worth more than $14,000, went toward an automatic chest compression system that administers perfect CPR compressions in the event of cardiac arrest, according to a press release.

“We greatly appreciate the generosity and support of Firehouse Subs and their customers,” Chandler Fire Chief Tom Dwiggins said in the release. “They are demonstrating their commitment to our community, and this donation will help Chandler paramedics save lives.”

Chandler’s grant is one of 102 awarded by Firehouse Subs to emergency service organization around the conutry, totaling more than $2.1 million.

The sandwich chain, created by firemen, established the foundation in 2005 to give back to first responders and ease burdens on public safety departments.

“We are committed to helping organizations such as the Chandler Fire Department continue their lifesaving work within local communities,” Robin Peters, executive director of the foundation, said. “We are honored to be able to award this grant and do our part to ensure that Chandler is safer for everyone, including first responders.”

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Chandler Fire Department receives grant for life saving equipment