Central Ohio may have gotten a little bit safer on Wednesday thanks to some hungry customers.
The Firehouse Subs Safety Foundation granted more than $209,000 worth of lifesaving equipment to 10 police and fire stations throughout Ohio, ranging from thermal imaging cameras to portable radios.
The departments, which include nine fire departments and one police department, applied for the grants through the Safety Foundation. “They apply for a specific need or item and then our board reviews grants every quarter and approves as many as they can,” said Meghan Vargas, senior manager of foundation development for Firehouse Subs, a Jacksonville, Florida-based chain with nearly 1,200 restaurants in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. “We would love to approve as many as possible, but it’s a matter of how much funding we have versus how much is asked.”