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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is awarding much needed equipment to Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at the Anderson Towne Center Firehouse Subs restaurant in Cincinnati. Otherwise unavailable due to budget constraints, the department benefits with a BullEx fire extinguisher training system worth more than $15,800. The donated system will allow firefighters to instruct the community on the safe and proper use of fire extinguishers through hands on instruction and demonstrations. Since 2005, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $136,300 to public safety entities in Ohio.


Firehouse Subs is renowned for hearty, oversized portions and piping hot subs. The founders' 200-year firefighting heritage inspired the formation of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which provides funding, resources and support to public safety entities. 


"It is an honor and a privilege to be able to support the men and women who dedicate their lives to protect ours," said Kevin Fryman, franchisee of the Cincinnati restaurant. "The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation gives us the opportunity to show our appreciation in the best way possible, by giving back."


Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to guests for $2. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit's mission and collect spare change, while the round up program allows guests to literally "round up" their bill to the nearest dollar.


The presentation takes place at the Firehouse Subs located at 7426 Beechmont Ave. in Cincinnati. Attendees to the event include local firefighters and their families, franchisee Kevin Fryman, area representative Charles Fryman and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation development manager Meghan Bender.


In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the non-profit, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, with the mission to provide funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to aid first-responders. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs has given more than $4.5 million to hometown heroes, including fire and police departments and EMS organizations. 


Firehouse Subs, founded in Jacksonville, Fla., by former firefighting brothers Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, is a 527-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 Firehouse Subs or this donation, please visit Firehousesubs.comFacebook.com/firehousesubs or follow on Twitter at @firehousesubs.    


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