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Firehouse Subs awards new equipment to three fire departments

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GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

Three local fire departments have thousands of dollars in new equipment thanks to Firehouse Subs. 

The popular food chain donated over $40,000 to the Coteau Fire Protection District, The Gonzales Fire Department and the Independence Volunteer Fire Department. 

Some of the new equipment includes carbon monoxide monitors, emergency computers and extrication tools   

"As former firefighters, [they] realized that there's a lot that could be done. Every department needs something so they came up with the public safety foundation idea," said Shawn McWaters with Firehouse Subs. "We have donated millions of dollars. In fact, right now we are on the place that about every quarter we are granting equipment for departments in that neighborhood." 

The donation is part of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation which helps educate and fund first responders and safety organizations. 

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