Hero Cups, Pickle Buckets, and the AutoPulse

Firehouse Subs cup

June 15, 2010 - If you stop in at any of the 430 Firehouse Subs, located throughout the eastern United States, you might spot Francisco Tuttle, who was saved with the help of ZOLL’s AutoPulse® mentioned on one of the restaurant chain’s new hero cups. The AutoPulse Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump is a device that delivers automated CPR chest compressions. 

Francisco, an MRI technician, went into sudden cardiac arrest while on the job in 2009, and the Mt. Pleasant (South Carolina) Fire Department was able to resuscitate him with an AutoPulse that was donated to the department by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to better equipping, educating, and funding public safety entities, and the money that supports it is raised by customers who toss donations into empty pickle buckets at the chain’s locations.

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