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Dammeron Valley Fire & Rescue Receives Lifesaving Equipment Grant Amidst New Safety Challenges

Dammeron Valley, Utah – 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 $28,286 critical grant award to Dammeron Valley Fire & Rescue (DVFR). The funding will be applied toward the purchase of four MSA self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs), which will be used to ensure greater lifesaving capabilities for first responders in the community.

“This equipment is so important to Dammeron Valley as it will help us meet state and federal personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements to provide suppression and rescue activities during an interior fire,” said Chet Barnes, fire chief, DVFR. “During these unique and difficult times, we’re so thankful to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Firehouse Subs in St. George.”

During the most recent grant cycle, the Foundation awarded 120 grants to public safety organizations nationwide. The 120 grants total nearly $2.5 million and were given to organizations in need of critical lifesaving equipment.

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In 2005, the Firehouse Subs Founders established the 501(c)(3), non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The charity provides funding resources, lifesaving equipment, prevention education, and training and disaster relief support to first responders and public safety organizations. Since inception, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has granted more than $60 million to hometown heroes in 49 states and Puerto Rico.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is honored to be listed as a four-star nonprofit organization by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. This is their highest designation. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors. More than 70% of the funds raised for the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation come from the generosity of Firehouse Subs guests and the restaurant brand. Please consider supporting a Firehouse Subs restaurant near you.


Dammeron Valley Fire & Rescue is a combination department with more than 30 volunteer members that provides structural and wildland fire prevention and protection service to the residents of Dammeron Valley, Utah. Additionally, the department provides Emergency Medical Services to a 110 square mile area of rural Washington County, Utah. The department operates under the charter of the Dammeron Valley Fire Special Services District.

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