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Thursday, April 18

FDIC International Supports Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

FDIC International Supports Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Indianapolis, IN (April 18, 2024) – FDIC International is excited to announce its support of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation as part of its Clarion Cares Initiative. The Clarion Cares program, established by Clarion Events, Inc., FDIC International’s management organization, aims to assist organizations that align with its core values of care, respect, service, compassion, diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. Through this initiative, FDIC International is committed to collaborating with the industries it serves and giving back to both local and global communities that are vital to the success of their live events.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting first responders and public safety organizations by providing lifesaving equipment, prevention education, scholarships, and disaster relief.  With over $83 million granted nationwide, their impact is truly profound.

FDIC International has committed to contributing $10,000 to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to further drive its efforts. This donation will enhance the Foundation's ability to fulfill its mission and continue providing vital support to firefighters and first responders across the country.

“We’re grateful for the generous support of FDIC and Clarion Cares”, said Meghan Vargas, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation’s Director of Development, “it’s our goal to ensure the right tools are in the hands of our first responders and we’re honored to continue to help them save more lives through partnerships like this one.”

“FDIC International is proud to partner with the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, recognizing the critical role that it plays through grant support to fire departments and first responders nationwide, said Eric Schlett, Executive Vice President of Clarion Events Fire Rescue Group.” “Through this collaboration, both organizations aim to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of firefighters and the communities they serve.”

If you would like to contribute or if you know of a department in need, we encourage you to visit the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation's website,  to learn more. Join us in our efforts by choosing the FDIC dropdown designation when making a donation!

About FDIC International:

FDIC International is the leading annual event for 35,000+ fire and rescue professionals from around the world. FDIC offers world-class hands-on training and education from renowned instructors. The exhibit hall boasts over 800 exhibitors showcasing the most innovative products and services. The FDIC experience is more than your traditional trade show it’s about celebrating camaraderie and coming together to learn and share experiences. FDIC International is owned by Clarion Events, Inc. Clarion’s Fire & Rescue Group maintains its long-standing mission to “Train and Inform the Fire & EMS Industry” through FDIC International, leading media outlets Fire Engineering, Fire Apparatus and Emergency Equipment, Firefighter Nation and JEMS, along with Fire Engineering Books and online learning platform Fire Engineering Training and JEMS Training. Clarion Fire & Rescue holds itself to the strictest of standards, ensuring that its service to the first responders equals the industry’s tireless service to all of us. For more information visit:


In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the 501(c)(3), non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The charity provides lifesaving equipment, prevention education, scholarships and continued education, and disaster relief for first responders and public safety organizations, as well as support for military veterans. Since inception, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded more than $83 million to hometown heroes in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Support for Canadian first responders is provided through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is honored to be listed as a four-star nonprofit organization, the highest designation, by Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors. More than 70% of the funds raised for the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation come from the generosity of Firehouse Subs guests and the restaurant brand. Please consider supporting a Firehouse Subs restaurant near you!