The Elizabethtown Police Department is proud to announce that they have partnered with the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to provide new, state of the art life-saving equipment for their officers. The foundation has provided a grant for approximately $16,000 to the EPD to purchase 10 new Automated External Defibrillators for deployment in all of their patrol vehicles, support vehicles, and in the police station. EPD officers carry AEDs with them every day on patrol, so that they are able to quickly provide the needed assistance to Elizabethtown residents and visitors in their time of need.
On average, the Elizabethown Police Department’s AEDs are deployed about 10 times per year.
Through this generous grant, the foundation provided enough funding that EPD was able to purchase the new equipment at no cost to the borough taxpayers, and they now have the latest and most advanced equipment available with them as they are responding to calls. The new equipment will replace similar units that had been in service for several years. Thanks to meticulous maintenance and servicing, the older units are still in good condition, and will be redeployed to other areas in the borough to provide coverage there as well.
In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, lifesaving equipment, and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations.
Through the nonprofit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $42 million to hometown heroes in 49 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including more than $797,000 in Pennsylvania.