July 30, 2019
The Smithville Fire Department is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant. This was a grant for a Polaris Ranger Utility All-Terrain Vehicle, valued at $24,950.10.
This vehicle is equipped with a unique compressed air foam system that utilizes a small amount of water, foam and compressed air to produce an exceptional fire extinguishing solution that can be used of everything from vehicle to wild land fires.
The fire department will utilize the vehicle for commercial incidents, off road areas, and any special operation event. The vehicle will also be available for mutual aid request from other departments to utilize at wild land fires, search and rescue operations or special events.
“Most of all we would like to thank Firehouse Subs Public Safety foundation for their generosity in giving back. We are grateful to them for allowing us this opportunity to better serve our community,” said Smithville Fire Chief Charlie Parker
About Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
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 non-profit 501(C) (3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $ 44 million to hometown heroes in 49 states and Puerto Rico, including over $ 1.9 million in Tennessee.