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Loris Fire Department gets big donation

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated two thermal imaging cameras to the Loris Volunteer Fire Department.

On Thursday, October 16, Loris Volunteer Fire Department and the foundation celebrated the donation of the new equipment at the Firehouse Subs Restaurant in North Myrtle Beach. The $13,000 cameras detect body heat and hot spots in burning buildings, which allow firefighters to reach victims quicker.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization, designed to provide funding, equipment, and educational opportunities to public safety organizations and first responders. So far, Firehouse Subs has donated more than $750,900 to public safety organizations in South Carolina.

Firehouse Sub restaurants sell recycled, five-gallon pickle buckets for $2. Donation canisters can be found on register counters and they execute the Round Up Program, which allows guests to "round up" their bill to the nearest dollar. All received funds, benefit the Foundation.

Local firefighters, Firehouse Subs franchisees, the foundation's programs manager; Jackie Gubbins and area representatives; Bryan and Mary Paquin attended the celebration.

For more information on The Firehouse Subs franchise and their public safety foundation, visit www.firehousesubs.com

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