Ward 6 receives safety equipment

First responders nationwide are often the first to experience the effects of a crisis. As communities gradually recover from the pandemic, additional safety protocols and equipment needs have created new challenges for first responders on the front line.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® continues to be a valuable resource to first responders throughout the country and has recently provided a $32,997 critical grant award to Ward 6 Fire Protection District #1. The funding will be applied toward the purchase of Amkus extrication equipment, which will be used to ensure greater lifesaving capabilities for first responders in the community.

“This equipment is so important to DeQuincy and North Sulphur communities as it will help us respond to vehicle crashes and entrapment emergencies. The Amkus extrication tools provide up-to-date equipment for firefighters to gain access to trapped victims, ensuring timely rescue and access to medical care within the “Golden Hour.” Louisiana State Highway 27 transits through the fire protection district and, historically, severe crashes have occurred that require firefighters to extricate trapped motorists from their vehicles.

The impact of this equipment will allow firefighters faster deployment, more mobility and stronger tools to combat some of the most difficult rescues we respond to.