This summer, Cosumnes Community Services District firefighters will be more equipped to save lives thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $16,000 grant was used to purchase high fidelity cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) manikins, which will fulfill a critical training need for first responders and community members in Elk Grove and Galt.
“We want to extend our gratitude to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Firehouse Subs in Sacramento for awarding us this grant,” said Cosumnes Fire Chief, Felipe Rodriguez. “These funds will continue to help our first responders administer the highest level of care during cardiac emergencies when seconds count.”
Specific and targeted feedback during training scenarios is critical to understanding and delivering high-quality CPR during cardiac emergencies. These manikins provide an immersive learning experience and on-the-spot feedback to help assess competence and sharpen skills. They will serve as an invaluable resource for fire department trainers and staff, as well as members of the public, to be properly trained in CPR techniques and lead to improved patient survival rates.
"We're thrilled to give back to Cosumnes Community Services District and provide them with this critical, lifesaving equipment,” said Kiersten Carnes, spokesperson for Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. “Supporting first responders and public safety organizations is at the forefront of everything we do, and this equipment will allow the department to save more lives in their community."
For the past 16 years, donations have been the driving force behind Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® supporting first responders and public safety organizations nationwide. During the most recent grant cycle, the Foundation awarded 90 grants totaling more than $2 million to public safety organizations across the country that need critical lifesaving equipment and resources.
To learn more about Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation or donate directly, visit FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.
COSUMNES COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT is an innovative, inclusive, and intentional regional leader committed to providing exceptional emergency medical, fire protection, parks and recreation services that exceed expectations and enhance the quality of life for the 207,000 south Sacramento County residents we serve. Learn more at www.yourcsd.com.
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 lifesaving equipment, prevention education, scholarships and continued education, and disaster relief for first responders and public safety organizations, as well as support for members of the military. Since inception, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded more than $69 million to hometown heroes in 49 states and Puerto Rico. Learn more at FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.