Grant is part of more than $69 million given by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to public safety organizations across the U.S.
As summer continues, Clark County Fire District 3 is prepared to keep Clark County safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The Foundation recognized the need for new lifesaving equipment and awarded us $10,000 for new smoke alarms.
“We are extremely grateful to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Firehouse Subs in Vancouver for providing us with this grant,” said Fire Marshal Chris Drone of Clark County Fire District 3. “This funding will allow us to provide even greater support and help save lives of residents in case of a fire.”
National statistics show that the risk of dying in a fire is reduced by half with a working smoke alarm.
The smoke alarms will be installed and used as part of Fire District 3’s Community Risk Reduction program, providing residents with much needed equipment at no cost. As part of this program, Clark County Fire District 3 will also ensure the community is aware of the following safety information:
- Smoke alarms should be installed in every bedroom. They should also be outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.
- All smoke alarms – including those that are hard-wired – should be replaced after 10 years as they lose the ability to detect smoke or fire.
- Test all smoke alarms at least once a month and check its batteries every time you change your clocks in the fall and spring months.
- If the alarm chirps, warning the battery is low, the battery should be replaced right away. If it still chirps, replace the entire smoke alarm.
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. To learn more about Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation or donate directly, visit FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.
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 plus Puerto Rico and Canada.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is honored to be listed as a four-star nonprofit organization, the highest designation, by Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors. More than 70 percent of the funds raised for the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation come from the generosity of Firehouse Subs guests and the restaurant brand. Consider supporting a Firehouse Subs restaurant near you.
About Clark County Fire District 3
Clark County Fire District 3 provides fire and life safety services to 40,000 people in east Clark County, including the city of Battle Ground. Fifty-seven full-time and 10 volunteer emergency personnel responded to 4,155 calls in 2020. Fire District 3 operates under a balanced budget and has a long history of passing its financial and accountability audits by the state. More information on Fire District 3 can be found on its website www.fire3.org.
Information provided by Clark County Fire District 3.
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