March 25, 2019  |  03:37 pm

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded a $2,300 grant to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The money will be used by the Training Division to purchase necessary equipment for first aid and CPR training. All STPSO employees are required to maintain American Heart Association first aid and CPR certification.

Using this grant, the STPSO Training Division will be able to acquire eight new American Heart Association compliant CPR manikins, eight new automated external defibrillator (AED) trainers, eight CPR masks, four adult Ambu bags and four infant Ambu bags. The CPR manikins will be able to monitor compression and breathing.

This equipment will ensure the Training Division’s compliance with 2019 American Heart Association curriculum mandates.

“We thank the Foundation for this generous donation which will help to ensure the STPSO has the equipment necessary to properly and adequately train all of our employees in first aid and CPR,” Sheriff Randy Smith said.

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 $40 million to hometown heroes in 48 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including more than $593,000 in Louisiana.