Thank you to our Cedar Key Fire Department and Cedar Key Police Department who place their lives at risk to protect us. Prayers to all who have risky jobs and place themselves in harms way to protect us each and every day. Thank you! Special thanks to Fire Chief Robert Robinson and to our Police Chief Virgil Sandlin who did a wonderful and very difficult job after the devastation caused by hurricane Hermine.
Details: Written by CEDAR KEY FIRE CHIEF ROBERT ROBINSON
Cedar Key Fire Chief Robert Robinson is thrilled to announce the acceptance of the Firehouse Sub Public Safety Foundation’s award of Hurst extrication equipment to Cedar Key Fire & Rescue. The new equipment is valued at $30,037.00 and consists of a Hurst cutter, spreader, ram, and the necessary batteries and chargers required for use. In addition, the award also includes a Hurst eDraulic bank charger, power supply, and three mounting brackets. This new rescue equipment will be welcomed with open arms as it will be replacing the department’s 30+ year old equipment.
Chief Robinson explains that this award will allow for faster and safer rescues involving vehicle entrapment. Due to the fact that today’s vehicles are built to withstand more than ever before, the newer extrication equipment has become a necessity to be able to power through the tougher construction in the event of a rescue.
The Cedar Key Fire Department will hold a dedication event once the grant fulfillment process is complete. Further details will be announced in the near future.
“Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Firehouse Subs co-founders, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, traveled to Mississippi where they fed first responders and survivors. As they traveled back to Florida exhausted and exhilarated, they knew they could do more and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was born with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first responders and public safety organizations. Since inception, the non-profit organization has given more than $23 million to hometown heroes in 46 states and Puerto Rico.”