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Today: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Donates Life-Saving Equipment to Clay County Fair
Today: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Donates Life-Saving Equipment to Clay County Fair

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is donating an external defibrillator (AED), worth $2,000 to the Clay County Fair at 5:45 p.m. on today, April 7, 2011. The AED is used to regulate the heartbeat during cardiac arrest. The donation presentation will kick off the inaugural Firehouse Subs Charity Golf Tournament Awards Ceremony and reception at River Bend Golf Links in Green Cove Springs.

Since 2005, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $85,000 to public safety entities on the first coast.

“Having this life-saving equipment available on-site at the Clay County Fair will benefit all who come to enjoy this annual event throughout the first coast,” said Dave McConnell of Waste Management, and presenting sponsor of the golf tournament.

The Firehouse Subs Charity Golf Tournament will benefit the First Coast Fund of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Through the First Coast Fund, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation allocates resources to the five county area of Northeast Florida including Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns.

Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to customers for $2. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change.
 
The official dedication is held at 659 State Rd. 16 E in Green Cove Springs, Fla. at 5:45 p.m. Attendees to the event include Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Executive Director Robin Peters, Firehouse Subs founders Robin Sorensen and Chris Sorensen, Clay County Fair General Manager Pete Sutton, Waste Management Public Sector Solutions Janie Coleman, tournament co-chairs Stephen Joost and David McConnell, Clay County Fair Chairman Larry Lancaster and Clay County Commissioner Stewart.

 In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the non-profit, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, with the mission to provide first responders with life-saving equipment, fire safety prevention and educational tools, natural disaster preparedness, and financial resources for training and careers in the public safety sector. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs has given more than $2 million to hometown heroes, including fire and police departments and EMT organizations.

Firehouse Subs®, founded in Jacksonville, Fla., by former firefighting brothers Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, is a 400+-unit fast-casual restaurant chain. Firehouse Subs® offers oversized portions of premium hand-sliced meats, steamed to make the flavors burst, then piled high with fresh produce atop a toasted sub roll. The restaurants reflect the authentic firefighter heritage, as well as the founding family’s 200 years of firefighting service.

For more information on The River Bend Charity Golf Tournament, please call 904.886.8300 or visit Firehousesubs.com, Facebook.com/firehousesubs or follow on Twitter at @firehousesubs.           

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