ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins Co. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has been awarded a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant in the amount of $28,440.
That grant, EMS Director Jason Murrell said, will cover the entire cost of purchasing two Zoll AutoPulse chest-compression devices and accessories for both.
The battery powered devices automatically perform chest compressions on patients who have suffered heart attacks and stopped breathing.
“Hawkins County EMS would like to thank the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for their commitment to public safety and preparedness,” Murrell said. “Through this generous contribution, the men and women of Hawkins County EMS will be better equipped to provided advanced life-saving services. The Zoll AutoPulse delivers continuous precise chest compressions to patient who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. These devices will be an invaluable asset to the men and women of Hawkins County EMS as well as to the citizens of Hawkins County.”
The founders of Firehouse Subs established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in 2005 with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations.
Since is founding, the foundation has granted more than $31 million (including $1 million in Tennessee) to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.