UNFPD receives $16,100 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Patrick Lloyd

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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded the University of North Florida Police Department (UNFPD) a $16,100 grant to purchase life-saving equipment.

According to a UNF Public Relations press release, UNFPD plans to use the money to buy 12 automated external defibrillators (AEDs), an AED trainer, a pads adapter and wall unit as well as a data cable.

Frank Mackesy, Chief of UNFPD, thanked the Foundation for its contribution.

“The UNF community would like to thank Firehouse Subs for their commitment to local law enforcement,” Mackesy said. “Through the generous contribution of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, the men and women of the UNF Police Department are better equipped to administer emergency first aid to both children and adults with the advanced life-saving technology provided.”

“We’re thrilled to be able to provide this life-saving equipment to the University of North Florida Police Department and help improve campus safety,” Robin Peters, executive director of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, said.

Firehouse Subs created the 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in 2005. Through the program, Firehouse Subs has given $12 million to hometown heroes in 42 states and Puerto Rico, with more than $2.4 million given in Florida.

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