BRADLEY, IL – Reddick Community Fire Protection District is now equipped with new lifesaving equipment valued at $36,595, thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
The extrication equipment was unveiled during an in-person ceremony at Firehouse Subs in Bradley Wednesday morning.
Fire Chief Andrew Kelson, along with Firehouse Subs Franchisee Kim Jones, proudly demonstrated the department’s newest equipment during the ceremony. The new equipment will enable first responders to safely and efficiently extricate victims involved in motor vehicle accidents, including those involved in complex incidents involving heavy trucks and ultra-hardened steels found in newer vehicles.
According to data provided by the US Department of Transportation, Illinois reports over 600 fatal motor vehicle crashes annually. The grant will equip Reddick Community Fire Protection District with the necessary gear to save lives during accidents.
The grant was made possible through the funding provided by purchases made at US Firehouse Subs restaurants.
The Firehouse Sub Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $2.1 million to first responder organizations across Illinois, including $1.7 million in the greater Chicago area.