Savannah fire gets equipment upgrades with grant

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Fire and Emergency Services will receive nearly $20,000 worth of water rescue equipment thanks to a grant from a national restaurant chain, which has several locations in the Savannah area.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant will to help better equip firefighters who are specially trained for swift water/flood rescue operations. Equipment being purchased through the grant includes: wet suits, dry suits, masks, snorkels, gloves, boots, helmets, search lines, a variety of tools, dive repair kits and personal floatation devices for swift water operations.

The equipment being purchased for SFES through this grant program is currently on order.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was established in 2005 as a means for Firehouse Subs owners Chris and Robin Sorensen to give back to the community from where they started -- in the firehouse.

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