NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated $18,100 worth of equipment to the North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue Division on Wednesday.
During a presentation held at the Firehouse Subs location at 560 Highway 17 North, they donated equipment including a carbon monoxide monitor, first responder backpacks, suction units, and 250 smoke detectors with replacement batteries.
The carbon monoxide monitor will be used to help detect carbon monoxide poisoning in firefighters and victims to expedite treatment. The backpacks will aide in carrying medical equipment in emergency situations. Lastly, the suction units will replace older models, helping firefighters clear a cardiac arrest victim's airway and perform CPR. The smoke detectors will go toward the division's smoke alarm program and be installed in low-income residences.
"We are so thankful to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Firehouse Subs owners," said North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley. "Through their donations of equipment they help us to maintain and expand our excellent fire/rescue capabilities for our residents and visitors."