Huron County

North Central EMS awarded grant from Firehouse Subs foundation

Fisher-Titus Medical Center

As first responders continue to serve the local community, it’s important that North Central EMS remains properly equipped to handle all emergencies. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recognized the need for new lifesaving equipment and recently awarded North Central EMS a $28,000 grant to purchase a battery-powered chest compression system for North Central EMS crews.

The new system will provide automated CPR for patients in sudden cardiac arrest. It allows first responders to continue providing high-quality CPR in situations where manual CPR would typically be difficult such as down steep stairwells, around sharp corners, or even in cramped elevators. The system has been shown to reduce interruptions in compressions during transport by more than 85%, ultimately improving the lifesaving capabilities of our first responders when called into action.

“We are thankful to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for providing us with this invaluable funding,” said Ashley Ballah, Director, North Central EMS. “As our first responders continue to serve our community, it’s important that we remain properly equipped to handle all emergencies the added benefit of having the very best equipment on hand means everything because in an emergency, every second counts.”

For the past 16 years, donations have been the driving force behind Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation supporting first responders and public safety organizations nationwide. During the most recent grant cycle, the Foundation awarded 90 grants totaling more than $2 million to public safety organizations across the country that need critical lifesaving equipment and resources.

To learn more about Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation or donate directly, visit

North Central EMS, owned and operated by Fisher-Titus, is a non-profit organization that has offered emergency medical services to Norwalk and surrounding areas since 1986. They offer multiple pre-and post-hospital services such as emergency and non-emergency ambulance transportation and wheelchair transportation. North Central EMS is a six-time recipient of the EMS Star of Life Award which is presented to individuals who preformed excellent prehospital patient care. For information on North Central EMS, visit