Hutto Fire Rescue/Williamson County Emergency Services District #3 Receives Lifesaving Equipment Grant Amidst New Safety Challenges

Grant is part of more than $60 million given by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to public safety organizations across the U.S.

Hutto, Texas – First responders nationwide are often the first to experience the effects of a crisis. As communities gradually recover from the pandemic, additional safety protocols and equipment needs have created new challenges for first responders on the front line.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® continues to be a valuable resource to first responders throughout the country and has recently provided a $24,210 critical grant award to Hutto Fire Rescue/Williamson County Emergency Services District #3. The funding will be applied toward the purchase of Hurst eDraulic extrication equipment, which will be used to ensure greater lifesaving capabilities for first responders in the community.

“This equipment is so important to the Hutto Community as it will allow us to have a set of rescue tools for the new Fire Engine #3, once we open new Fire Station #3. Purchasing equipment for Engine #3 that is the same as our other rescue tools throughout Hutto Fire Rescue provides familiarity of use to our firefighters,” said Scott D. Kerwood, fire chief, Hutto Fire Rescue/Williamson County Emergency Services District #3. “During these unique and difficult times, we’re so thankful to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Firehouse Subs in Round Rock.”

During the most recent grant cycle, the Foundation awarded 120 grants to public safety organizations nationwide. The 120 grants total nearly $2.5 million and were given to organizations in need of critical lifesaving equipment.

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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 $60 million to hometown heroes in 49 states and Puerto Rico.

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% of the funds raised for the Firehouse

Subs Public Safety Foundation come from the generosity of Firehouse Subs guests and the restaurant brand. Please consider supporting a Firehouse Subs restaurant near you!

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