• Frankenlust Township Fire Department Receives Generous Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Found

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Tuesday, February 4, 2020
     
    Contact: Chief Bryan Kukla, fire_dept@frankenlust.com, 989-686-5301
     
    Frankenlust Township Fire Department Receives Generous Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
      
    Frankenlust Township Fire Department Receives Nearly $26,000 From Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to Replace SCBA Compressor
     
    FRANKENLUST TOWNSHIP— Frankenlust Township, located in southern Bay County, Michigan, is pleased to announce they received a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. This grant will be used to replace their inoperative self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) compressor.
     
    The Frankenlust Township Fire Department was formed in 1976 and is currently staffed with 18 firefighters. The fire department is equipped for fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, and hazardous material response.
     
    Recently, the fire department’s 51-year-old second hand SCBA compressor suffered a critical failure and mechanics were unable to repair the unit. Due to budget constraints, the department was not able to purchase a new compressor and relied on agreements with neighboring departments to refill their SCBA tanks after fires. After an unsuccessful application for a federal grant the department applied for a grant through Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. In January 2020 the fire department was notified they were approved for nearly $26,000 to purchase a new compressor and 2 cascade fill tanks.
     
    With a new compressor and cascade tanks Frankenlust Township Fire Department will be able to refill their SCBA tanks immediately after use. This will allow the department to return to ready status sooner and respond to emergencies. 
     
    “Receiving this grant is a godsend for the department,” Chief Bryan Kukla said.  “Our department purchases training meals from Firehouse Subs and we hear the advertisements about how they help the community so we decided to make the ask. I approached our local Firehouse Subs restaurant and they directed us to the Foundation for help. After filling out an application explaining our situation, we were notified early this year our application was successful. We are blessed to have a supportive community and thankful for organizations like Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Their donation will go a long way to keep our township and our community safer.”
     
    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 funding resources, lifesaving equipment, prevention education, training and disaster relief support to first responders and public safety organizations. Since inception, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $48 million to hometown heroes in 49 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $1.1 million in Michigan. 
     
    Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is honored to be listed as a four-star nonprofit organization by Charity Navigator. Their highest designation. Donations made at Firehouse Subs restaurants help provide the funding for this grant award.
     

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