New Rescue Tools Help Save a Life in Michigan

New Rescue Tools Help Save a Life in Michigan

In the summer of 2018, Garden City Fire Department received a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant award for a set of extrication tools. These Michigan firefighters couldn’t predict exactly when and where the tools would be needed but knew they would improve rescue capabilities when the time came.

Months later, firefighters were called to a rollover accident and arrived to find a patient in critical condition, trapped in an SUV. Firefighters gained access to the vehicle and began assessing the patient. Next, they used the awarded rescue equipment to take out the windshield of the car and safely remove the patient from the vehicle.  The new rescue tools saved time, allowing first responders to get the patient for care faster.

“Public safety is more than just putting out fires and rescuing people. It is about the team approach. We are looked to for help, but we also look to others for help. I am glad we have Firehouse Subs & Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation on our team. They share our mission to provide the best care to those who are in need.” – Lieutenant Steve Rhea, Garden City Fire Department