Camden County Fire Rescue (CCFR) has been named a 2021 grant recipient by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®. Camden County is safer than ever thanks to the Foundation providing important funding in the amount of $16,680. The grant will be used to purchase 12 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and accessories and will ensure our community is safer and better prepared for emergencies.
“We’re so thankful for the support from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Firehouse Subs restaurant in Kingsland,” said Camden County Fire Rescue Chief Terry Smith. “The AEDs will help us as we continue to serve the Camden County community.”
During the most recent grant cycle, the Foundation awarded 118 grants in total to public safety organizations across the country. The 118 grants total more than $2.5 million put toward critical lifesaving equipment, a new record for the most money ever awarded in a single quarter.
The new AEDs will replace the existing devices on CCFR’s fleet of fire engines as well as those available through the Borrow an AED program. Since 2011, CCFR has made AEDs accessible to the public through this program which is free for Camden County residents.