Alabaster Firehouse Subs donates $18,796 equipment to Jemison Fire Department

(L-R) Alabaster Firehouse Subs franchise owner Claudia Porter, restaurant area representative John Porter, Jemison Fire Chief John Dennis and Jemison Fire Sgt. David Sewell during a presentation at the Alabaster Firehouse Subs restaurant. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Alabaster Firehouse Subs recently provided a much-needed piece of life-saving equipment to the Jemison Fire Department.

The restaurant at the Colonial Promenade shopping center donated a ZOLL Moniter/Defibrillator, worth $18,796, which will allow the fire department to provide advanced cardiac life-support emergency medical care to its community.

This piece of equipment was out of the department’s budget and will replace a malfunctioned unit.

Through its Public Safety Foundation, Firehouse Subs provides funding and support to public safety entities.

“As government budgets decrease, our requests for funding increase,” said Claudia Porter, franchise owner of the Alabaster Firehouse Subs. “We are grateful to our restaurant crews and guests for their generosity which makes these equipment donations possible.”

Each Firehouse Subs restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to customers for $2. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change.

Attendees at the donation at the Alabaster location included local firefighters and their families, Porter, Firehouse area representative David Conklin and Community Programs Manager for Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Meghan Bender.