Lexington Park, MD— Giving back to the community that you come from is always a dream people wish to fulfill, and this case is no different. Recently, Firehouse Subs, which now has a location in Lexington Park, rewarded Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department a grant for nearly $19,000.
“Today is a special day, the ceremony represents the funds that we have donated to the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department. I grew up five houses from Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department, I still have many family members who are on the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department,” said Darrin Atlas, who is an owner/operator of Firehouse Subs in Lexington Park.
With funds that Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department received from Firehouse Subs, the company purchased an interactive fire extinguisher. This fire extinguisher is a tool to help train schools, businesses and other ententities.
“This interactive tool allows us to provide fire extinguisher training for people from 5 years old to 85 years old. This tool provides a cost efficient aid to our community, so everyone can be fire safe,” said Jonathan Scully, who is the chief of Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department.
Many different individuals had hands-on experience with this fire prevention tool at the event. Many of them had high scores when using the simulator.
“We hope to educate everyone with this fire prevention tool. We want to help as many people as possible,” said Scully.
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