More Than $24,000 Awarded to Cobb County Safety Village Foundation
Cobb County Safety Village Foundation today was awarded a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase two fire extinguisher simulators with accessories. The $24,142 grant was presented to representatives from the Cobb County Safety Village at a ceremony with local Firehouse Subs representatives.
The awarded training systems will allow the foundation to train the community on the safe and proper use of fire extinguishers through hands-on instruction and demonstrations.
“The Safety Village wants to improve, continue and grow the fire and life safety education to our students and the community at large,” said Safety Village Director Allison Carter. “This will be achieved by including hands-on fire extinguisher training for all our informative classes. We can now expand and take it out to all our senior service centers in Cobb, along with including it at our Family Fun Safety Days and Truck-a-Palooza event and any other events throughout the year. The grant from Firehouse Subs helps us provide prevention education to keep our community safer.”
"This equipment helps our first responders by providing life saving equipment that they sometimes cannot afford," said Firehouse Subs Area Representative Shawn Hooks. "It's very rewarding to give back to the people who serve our community. We are proud to be able to donate."
The Cobb County Safety Village Foundation, started in 2007, is a non-profit 501(c)3 agency serving all of Cobb County, GA and surrounding areas with an interactive safety facility. The foundation is operated by a Board of Directors that are elected and all Directors volunteer their time with no compensation for their duties. Cobb County Safety Village, built on an 8-acre site, is one of the most comprehensive safety training environments in the region. The village is comprised of reduced-scale buildings and streets. These life-like streets include sidewalks, traffic signals and a variety of structures that represent our community. These structures will become an integral part of the learning experience.
In 2005, the Firehouse Subs Founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, lifesaving equipment, and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $46 million to hometown heroes in 49 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $2.8 million in Georgia.
Jessica Glicker | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]