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Firehouse Subs awards Pigeon Forge Fire Department over $19,000

PIGEON FORGE, TN - Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded the Pigeon Forge Fire Department nearly $20,000 toward the purchase of 18 automated external defibrillators. Each year, there are over 350,000 cardiac arrests outside of a hospital setting. Less than 10% of the victims survive. Defibrillation with CPR is the only way to restore the victims heart rhythm to normal in many cases. CPR, with early defibrillation, can more than double a patient’s chances of surviving.

The Pigeon Forge Fire Department manages a compressive CPR/AED program. "We manage the program, teaching citizens CPR and AED usage, as well as provide every City-Owned building in Pigeon Forge with an AED. This is thanks to the partnership between the Pigeon Forge Fire Department and Pigeon Forge Police Department," said Pigeon Forge Fire Deputy Chief Charles Powers. "We understand the importance of early CPR and defibrillation."

About Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
In 2005, the Firehouse Subs Founders established the 501(c)(3), non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The charity provides funding resources, lifesaving equipment, prevention education, training and disaster relief support to first responders and public safety organizations. Since inception, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $48 million to hometown heroes in 49 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $2.1 million in Tennessee.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is honored to be listed as a four-star nonprofit organization by Charity Navigator; their highest designation. Donations made at Firehouse Subs restaurants help provide the funding for this grant award.

Published February 5, 2020

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