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Contact: Stacey Welling 
Phone: (702) 455-3201 
Email: stac@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 
Firehouse Subs to Donate Life-Saving Tools to Fire Department 

    Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is awarding more than $34,000 in training equipment to the Clark County Fire Department at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22. The event will take place at the Firehouse Subs restaurant at 5905 S. Eastern Ave.,south of Russell Road.  

    The foundation is donating five multi-force forcible entry door systems and training materials to the Fire Department. The equipment is worth more than $34,000. It will be used to train firefighters on how to forcibly enter locked doors and gain access to trapped victims in rescue situations. Each of the donated tools will be strategically placed at five different fire stations throughout the community to allow for continuous forcible entry training.  

    “The Clark County Fire Department is honored to receive this equipment from Firehouse Subs,” said Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington. “This donation serves as a great example of how well public-private relationships can work collaboratively to save lives and property. Firefighters frequently encounter incidents requiring them to force entry. Thanks to Firehouse Subs, our crews will be better prepared to get inside of properties to rescue and render aid to victims or to extinguish fires before they spread.”              

    Attendees at Wednesday’s event include Firehouse Subs co-founder and board president of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Subs franchisees Diana and Sam Tabet, Firehouse Subs area representatives Jennifer and Mark Cowan, and local firefighters and representatives from the Clark County Fire Department.  

    In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit foundation, Firehouse Subs has given $6.3 million to hometown heroes in 36 states and Puerto Rico including more than $81,200 in Nevada.  

    Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to guests for $2. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the Foundation.    


    Firehouse Subs® is a fast casual restaurant chain with a passion for Hearty and Flavorful Food, Heartfelt Service and Public Safety. Founded by former firefighters and brothers Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, Firehouse Subs is a brand built on decades of fire and police service, the highest quality meats and cheeses piled higher, steaming hot subs, and its commitment to saving lives through the creation of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The founders are the real deal, the food is their creation, and the company is built upon a family of franchise operators who share their same passion for serving others. Firehouse Subs consistently ranks No. 1 among fast casual brands in the categories of food quality, taste and flavor, and friendly service; for the last two years Franchise Business Review has ranked it No. 1 in franchisee satisfaction, and in 2012, the brand earned first place honors in the sandwich category in the Nation’s Restaurant News Consumer Picks study. Firehouse subs has 618 restaurants in 35 states and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.     ###    

    Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.