NWTC Public Safety creates K9 Training with Firehouse Subs grant

Friday September 2, 2016
An equipment donation by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is helping NWTC Public Safety create a local K9 Training Center for officers and their service dogs. The public is invited to help us celebrate Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Firehouse Subs, 2665 S. Oneida Street. Visitors can see the new training tools and a local K9 unit. 

Police officer works with a K9 using a bite sleeveThe Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is celebrating $18,027 worth of life-saving equipment grants awarded to Wayside Fire Department and the NWTC Educational Foundation. By supporting NWTC's K9 training, Firehouse Subs is helping NWTC serve local police departments and 25 pairs of officers and service dogs. Without a source of local training, area officer teams have had to travel frequently to facilities in New Mexico.

Attendees at Wednesday's event will include local firefighters, NWTC Educational Foundation representatives and NWTC Public Safety staff, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Senior Manager of Foundation Development Meghan Vargas and Firehouse Subs Franchisee Sheila Brenwall.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.  

WHERE: Firehouse Subs Restaurant, 2665 S. Oneida Street, Green Bay


Wayside Fire received a variety of training and firefighting equipment worth $13,403, including two rescue manikins, nozzles, hoses and a ventilation fan. The awarded equipment will help ensure the department is prepared to deliver safe and efficient services to the community.

The NWTC Educational Foundation received a variety of equipment for a training police service dog (K9). The equipment, worth $4,624, includes a bite suit, sleeve, pants and protective helmet/faceguard combo. The college will use the equipment for its new K9 Training Program and ongoing officer professional training. K9 units are critical in addressing current threats such as active shooters and terrorism, and allowing police to better assist citizens who are lost or affected by disasters. In its first year, the program will serve more than 25 K9 units from Brown and Outagamie Counties and provide training for more than 150 additional officers.


In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has given more than $20 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including more than $180,000 in Wisconsin.      

About the NWTC Educational Foundation: 

Established in 1970, the NWTC Educational Foundation is a public, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial support to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College students and the College through scholarships and other financial needs. By doing so the Foundation promotes the value of technical college education within the community and supports the College’s vision and mission. For information about scholarships and donations, please visit the NWTC Educational Foundation home page:

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