North County Fire patients benefit from Firehouse Subs grant

FALLBROOK – On Dec. 4, North County Fire announced it had been awarded a grant worth $17,416 from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (affiliated with Firehouse Subs restaurant in Oceanside).

The funds presented to North County Fire were used to purchase ZOLL’s AutoPulse devices, which provides ongoing mechanical CPR while emergency workers are either treating, moving, and transporting patients.

When manual CPR is done and done well, authorities said it only provides about 10 to 20 percent of normal blood flow. However, AutoPulse is 90 percent as effective as one’s own heartbeat. The Life Band squeezes the entire chest, not just pushing on a single spot as is accomplished with manual CPR, thereby ensuring significantly improved blood flow.

11 Responses to "North County Fire patients benefit from Firehouse Subs grant"

  1. Pink   January 24, 2014 at 9:59 am

    This is fabulous news, thank you NCFPD and Firehouse Subs.

  2. Me   January 24, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    You mean with all the firehouse building going on….they never had these devices?

    Easy to see what North County Fire priorities are…..nice firehouses for THEM and WE have to rely on a private company to supply items that NCF should have already had.

  3. MARTY   January 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm


  4. Fallbrook Mom   January 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Glad I donated today! Would love to see a firehouse sub’s here in town! Best sandwiches on the west coast!

  5. Lee   January 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    What a clever propaganda tactic by our fire dept. to even make use of . . . private donations. By doing so, the fire dept. stretches out its tentacles into the community and thus makes it, community, SEEM to be supportive and dependent. In other words, if funds ONLY came from the government, the fire dept. couldn’t get the community "onboard" . . . and by doing so, more and more folks will be on the fire dept.’s side, thus, minimizing the number of negative critics . . . which is THE most important goal!

    In other words, the fire dept. is literally buying support from the community although, of course, it is through donations. Does that make sense? It makes perfect sense, of course. Whenever money is involved, you are "buying" people.

    Clever propaganda, isn’t it?

  6. LMAO   January 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    The fire department certainly makes a lot more sense than Lee’s rambling, meaningless diatribes. I just read this latest missive of his 3 times and still haven’t got a clue what he is talking about. I doubt if he does either. However, now I’m hungry for a sub sandwich.

  7. grunt   January 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Yes sir – got to watch out for the evil fire department Lee, what are they thinking using funds obtained from private means to add to their life saving devices. If I have a heart attack, FD, use whatever device you have, who ever paid for it – Lee- I hope when, if, you have a heart attack the FD does NOT know you disapprove of the device they need to save you.

    Lee- joking aside – what do you hate the FD? They do only GOOD – I understand (sort of) your hate for the military- or is it just you hate all organizations that employee fit, physical brave men and women?

  8. Me   January 29, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I guess I have to spell it out for some here.

    New firehouses that cost MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of dollars FOR the firemen…..but yet devices that could save residents’ lives weren’t that important to them and they waited for private donations to buy them.


  9. grunt   January 29, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    @ME – yes, please spell it out- I guess we should erect tents for the firehouses?

  10. Pink   January 30, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Lee and Me (sounds like a sit com) evidently hate both the military and fire fighters. Envy is an ugly thing boys. Give it up before it takes over your entire existence.

  11. Me   January 30, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    No grunt. Never said that.

    Why didn’t they already have these?

    I would think it makes more sense to spend a lousy 17 grand for such important equipment as the AUTO-PULSE to save lives…..BEFORE spending 4 million for a Taj Mahal for the firemen.

    Last time I looked the current Bonsall Fire House had a roof and a place to park the trucks.

    Simply common sense that you spend money FIRST on life-saving devices and LAST on shiny new firehouses.


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