October 25, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Local Restaurant Donates $12,000 Fire Safety Tool to Springfield Fire Department

The Springfield Fire Department will now be able to train countless residents on how to properly use a fire extinguisher, thanks to a donation from a local restaurant, Firehouse Subs.  The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated a laser-driven fire extinguisher training system, worth more than $11,500 to the Springfield Fire Department.
 
This training tool is a huge asset for the Department, allowing instructors to provide life-saving training in a real-world and exciting way.  While the Department hopes residents never need to use a fire extinguisher, this training will provide participants with the knowledge to limit damage and potentially prevent injuries and save lives.
 
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will award the training systems to the Springfield Fire Department during a ceremony on Monday, October 28th at 10:30am at Firehouse Subs.  Firehouse Subs is located at 4135 S. National Ave.  Media are encouraged to attend.
 
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Media Contact: Cara Erwin, Fire and Life Safety Educator
Phone: 864-1699
Email: cerwin@springfieldmo.gov

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