Firehouse Subs Donates more than $8,800 to Sanford Fire Department

Firehouse Subs Donates more than $8,800 to Sanford Fire Department

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Firehouse Subs Sanford FL Donates to Fire Department

L-R: Executive director, Robin Peters, Franchisee-Tom Calato, Joanne Calato, Area Rep, Mike Kelly, Scott Hartley and Vincent Fioretti from the City of Sanford Fire Department.

SANFORD, Fla. – Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded much needed equipment to the Sanford Fire Department during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Otherwise unavailable due to city budget constraints, the department benefits with a OHD Quantifit, worth more than $8,800.

The device ensures firefighters are receiving the correct amount of oxygen and will be shared among area departments. Since 2005, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $451,558 to public safety entities in the state of Florida.

Firehouse Subs is renowned for hearty, oversized portions and piping hot subs. The founders’ 200-year firefighting heritage inspired the formation of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which provides funding, resources and support to public safety entities.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to support the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protect ours,” said Tom Calato, franchisee of the Sanford Firehouse Subs location. “The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation gives us the opportunity to show our appreciation in the best way possible, by giving back.”

Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to customers for $2. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change, while the round up program allows guests to literally “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar.

The presentation took place at the Firehouse Subs located at 1625 W.P. Ball Blvd., in Sanford, Fla. Attendees to the event included local firefighters and their families, franchisee Tom Calato, Area Representatives Mike Kelly and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Executive Director Robin Peters.

Firehouse Subs Sanford FL Ceremony

In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the non-profit, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, with the mission to provide funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to aid first-responders. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs has given more than $3.1 million to hometown heroes, including fire and police departments and EMS organizations.

Firehouse Subs, founded in Jacksonville, Fla., by former firefighting brothers Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, is a 455-unit fast casual restaurant chain. Firehouse Subs offers oversized portions of premium hand-sliced meats, steamed to make the flavors burst, then piled high with fresh produce atop a toasted sub roll. The restaurants reflect the authentic firefighter heritage, as well as the founding family’s 200 years of firefighting service.

For more information on Firehouse Subs or this donation, please visit, or follow on Twitter at @firehousesubs.


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