received much needed equipment from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation at a ceremony Thursday afternoon in Acworth.
The college’s public safety department was the recipient of two used police vehicles worth $15,870—a welcome gift to the recently recognized police department.
“This generous donation by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is a wonderful gift for our department and Chattahoochee Technical College,” said Willis Wade, Chatt Tech's Director of Public Safety.
“As our department continues to grow and transition to a fully recognized police department, we must meet the professional standards of public safety. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has provided us with an opportunity to do just that with the donation of two police cars,” Wade said.
As with continuous growth and an additional need for public safety, the vehicles will cut down on response time and help with the transportation for officers on duty.
The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has donated more than $378,000 to public safety entities in Georgia.
The founders’ 200-year firefighting heritage inspired the formation of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, which provides funding, resources and support to public safety entities.
“We are truly serving subs and saving lives,” said Mark Jones, franchisee of the Acworth Firehouse Subs location, which celebrated its second anniversary also at the ceremony. “The support of our local heroes shown by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, impacts us all.”
The police cars will be added to the college’s growing police presence and used at its eight campuses.
“Having the proper tools and equipment to do our jobs and protect the students, faculty and staff of Chattahoochee Technical College is of the upmost importance,” said Wade. “This donation makes a huge difference in that effort by providing us with reliable transportation and a means by which to safeguard the Chattahoochee Technical College community.”