Firehouse Subs donates more than $80K to local first responders

Berkeley County News

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – Several Lowcountry fire departments will soon have more tools to help save lives after a notable donation on Tuesday.

Firehouse Subs and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated more than $88,000 to local fire crews in the area.

Following a check presentation, the equipment known as the “jaws of life,” which is part of that was paid for with the money, was demonstrated. It’s a tool first responders use to get a victim out of a vehicle quickly in order to save lives.

The donations are also a tribute to Gerald, “Kenny” Morris. He is the father of Emily Thomas, who works at the Moncks Corner Firehouse. Morris was a Vietnam Vet who also volunteered as a first responder with the Berkeley County Rescue Squad. He died in a car accident last year.

“Obviously, I’m a little sad because we miss my dad, but overall this would make him happy and that makes me happy,” said Marcie Henderson, Morris’ Daughter.

Recipients of the donation include:

•           Berkeley County Emergency Preparedness Department – $20,412

•           Jasper County Fire Rescue – $250

•           Macedonia Fire District

•           Moncks Corner Rural Fire Department

•           Town of Summerville

Each of these departments should have their awarded equipment within the next 1 to 2 months.

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