OUTLET: Inside Business
Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad received a grant from Firehouse Subs Strawbridge to buy LUCAS devices (valued at up to $15,000 each) for its ambulances. The portable device provides automated, consistent, uninterrupted chest compressions during CPR. Firehouse Subs franchisee Bob Bates opened the Strawbridge location in 2013, and as part of the company culture, he sought a charity to partner with. His restaurant collected donations by selling pickle buckets at $2 each and “rounding up” at the register. The result has been $53,265 donated to the rescue squad in less than two years by way of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. In the photo, from left to right, are: Bob Bates, Firehouse Subs Strawbridge owner/franchisee; and Nicola McMillan, Ryan Mogadam and Chief Chris Daly, all of the Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad.