Woodfin – The Woodfin Fire Department is getting some new equipment after receiving a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
“We are grateful to receive a $23,417 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation,” declared the department in a public statement.
“We take great pride in providing lifesaving support to the community and these funds will allow us to fulfill a critical need by purchasing 800 ft. of firehose, a FLIR Thermal Imaging Camera, and four Zoll Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Thank you to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and the generous donors who made this grant possible.”
“We are always thrilled to be able to give back locally to our Fire Departments,” said Weaverville Firehouse franchisee Glenda Weinert. “The money is awarded when the equipment is purchased. They have received official notification of their award.” According to Weinert, the grant was awarded on January 5th. However, due to the procurement process, the equipment should arrive sometime following February 10th.
“We work hard to support our local Fire Departments. In 2019-2020, we have seen grants awarded to French Broad, Hominy Valley, and Woodfin. Prior to this we worked to have AED’s awarded to Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, AB-Tech and Black Mountain Home for Children,” added Weinert.