Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation gives $20,000+ to Seminole State Fire Academy

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation gives $20,000+ to Seminole State Fire Academy 

SANFORD, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2015) – The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded Seminole State College of Florida’s Center for Public Safety a $20,979 grant for six new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) devices. The grant will provide the new air packs for future firefighters training at the Fire Academy.

“We extend a world of gratitude to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for their generous equipment grant,” said Jim Jollie, professor and program manager for Seminole State’s Fire Science Program. “Our goal is to give our students the best possible experience for their education and training, so when they start their careers they are well-prepared. This grant will help us to do that, enhancing our public safety program with new equipment.”

The new air pack technology, which helps firefighters to breath during smoky fire conditions, will be used by Fire Academy students who have not had any experience in the field.

Seminole State has been training Central Florida’s firefighters since 1973. The College has the only certified training center in Seminole County and one of the largest in Central Florida. The fire science programs, through the Center for Public Safety, are fully accredited by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training (BFST) and supported by local fire departments and the Seminole County Fire Training Directors' Committee. For more information, please visit seminolestate.edu/fire.

 
About Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College of Florida is celebrating 50 years of changing lives. Since it was founded in 1965, Seminole State has awarded more than 90,000 credentials, from bachelor’s degrees to high school diplomas. With more than 30,000 students at six locations, Seminole State offers 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolestate and follow us on Twitter:@seminolestate.

 

About Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has given more than $15 million to hometown heroes in 44 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $2.9 million in Florida. 

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