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PRESS RELEASE 101 E. Kansas St. • Liberty, Mo. 64068 • T: 816.439.4415 • F: 816.439.4419 • W: www.libertymissouri.gov

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August 15, 2016 Capt. Andy Hedrick, Liberty Police Department, 816.439.4718 or [email protected]

Liberty Police Receives Firehouse Subs AED Grant Liberty, Missouri – The Liberty Police Department was recently awarded a piece of life-saving equipment thanks to a grant provided by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. This year, Firehouse Subs opened their 1,000th restaurant. To celebrate this milestone, the founders of Firehouse Subs, brothers Chris and Robin Sorensen, donated $1 million to support the 1,000 Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Gift Campaign through the brand’s nonprofit, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation®. These AEDs will be awarded to police departments in communities served by Firehouse Subs restaurants across the country. An AED is a medical device that analyzes heart rhythms in persons having a cardiac event and when necessary applies an electric shock as an attempt to restore a regular heartbeat. The devices have saved countless lives across the country. The Liberty Police Department already has several AEDs in patrol vehicles. The addition of this new AED will improve the Police Department’s ability to provide emergency medical care when necessary. Officers receive regular training in the use of AEDs as part of CPR training. The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was established in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by firefighting brothers and restaurateurs, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen. With a commitment to providing first responders with life-saving equipment and resources, the Foundation has awarded more than $20 million to public safety organizations throughout the country. ### Photo: Liberty Police Department