APS donating $50,000 to non-profit to improve public safety and aid first responders 

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in February donated 12 SWAT headsets valued at $3,971 to the Apache Junction Police Department. The headsets are to record all department interviews, ensuring officer safety, accurate reporting and court proceedings, and civil rights for interviewees, according to a release. (Submitted photo)

For the sixth year in a row, Arizona Public Service will donate $50,000 to the non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to ensure first responders serving its territory are equipped with the best tools possible to safely and effectively protect the community and themselves.

“We are extremely grateful for APS’ ongoing support of the foundation,” Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Executive Director Robin Peters said in a release. “The two organizations share a commitment to first responders and public safety, and APS’ generous donations have enabled the foundation to award lifesaving equipment grants across the state, including eight Arizona fire and police departments in the last two years alone.”

“Safety is at the forefront of all we do at APS, and in working closely with our first responders around the state we want to ensure they have the tools and resources needed to do their jobs safely and effectively,” Tina Marie Tentori, APS director of community affairs and corporate giving, said in the release. “Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has been a valued partner in identifying the needs of our police and fire departments in Arizona and for that we are thankful.”

Foundation grant allocations are made possible thanks to generous donors like APS and the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants. Each restaurant recycles five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $2 donation to the foundation. Donation canisters on register counters collect spare change, while a Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. The foundation is also the beneficiary of a charitable sales promotion where Firehouse of America will donate a sum equivalent to 0.11% of all gross sales with a minimum donation of $1MM through Dec. 31, 2019.

Go to FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.

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