ZULLY HEMEYER/Monroe County Fire Rescue

MONROE COUNTY, FL – On Sept. 2, Monroe County Fire Rescue Deputy Chief R.L. Colina accepted a $39,295 grant for a set of extrication tools, including a Hurst Cutter, Spreader, and Ram by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Manager of Development and Outreach Nancy Palmer. The award was presented during the Heroes Salute Celebration at the Hawks Cay Resort following the Heroes Salute 5K Run/Walk. Several Monroe County firefighters participated in the run.

“When minutes count, having the right tools in the right hands makes all the difference, and we are thankful to the Foundation and our nearest Firehouse Subs in Kendall for the donation,” said Colina. “This critical equipment will allow our County’s first responders to be better prepared in emergencies and protect the citizens and visitors of the Florida Keys to the best of our abilities.”

The equipment obtained through this grant will reduce extrication time during motor vehicle accidents. Accessing vehicle occupants quickly to provide needed medical care and transport to critical care increases the victim’s survivability.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated to Monroe County Fire Rescue several times when the County needs critical equipment. To learn more about Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, visit

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