Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Development Manager Meghan Bender, left, Firehouse franchisee Will Collier and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Network of Trust School Health Program Director Angie Barber conduct a news conference Tuesday at which the Firehouse Public Safety Foundation awarded The Network of Trust with 17 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) with pediatric electrode pads and cabinets worth more than $25,500. The AEDs will be placed in all 16 DCSS elementary schools and the Pre-K school.
ALBANY, Ga. — Elementary schools in Dougherty County will receive $25,000 in emergency medical equipment as part of a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
The grant was announced at a news conference Tuesday.
The grant, funding 17 automated external defibrillators (AEDs), was made to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s Network of Trust Health Program.
The devices will be placed in each of the county’s 16 elementary schools and its pre-kindergarten school to help those schools be prepared to provide life-saving assistance if a student, staff member or visitor goes into cardiac arrest.
The devices are already in place in the district’s four high schools and six middle schools.
“We are thrilled to be the recipients of this generous donation from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation,” Phoebe Network of Trust Director Angie Barber said. “The benefits that this grant will have in our public schools, and the security that parents will have knowing that this technology exists within the walls of our schools, are immeasurable.”
Phoebe’s Network of Trust provides nursing care and CPR/AED training to the Dougherty County School System.
Since 2005, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has given more than $5.7 million in life-saving safety equipment and educational opportunities in 36 states and Puerto Rico — including more than $580,00 in Georgia.
Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to guests for $2. Donation canisters on the counters collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows patrons to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the foundation.