Thursday, June 4, 2015
EMSSTAT and the Norman Regional Health Foundation were awarded a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in summer of 2015. The team thanked Firehouse at an equipment demonstration and ceremony Wednesday, June 3 at the Firehouse Subs off the Interstate 35 Service Road in Moore.
Through the efforts of the NRH Foundation and a $24,000 grant from Firehouse Subs, EMSSTAT received a Public Safety Trailer. This trailer will serve as a multifaceted hub during emergency response initiatives and special event coverage. It will also serve as a mobile command center during major disasters.
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is also awarding grants to other public safety partners in response to the May 20, 2013 tornadoes. Others who received equipment and grants include:
- Moore Fire Department
- Moore Police Department
- Cleveland County Sheriff's Office
- Grady County Sheriff's Department
Funding for these grant awards was made possible through a nationwide Round UP campaign at Firehouse Subs restaurants which raised $210,336 after the EF 5 tornado struck Moore in 2013.
In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs has given $13 million to hometown heroes in 43 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $295,528 in Oklahoma.