The Thomasville-Thomas County Underwater Recovery Team has new dry suits, communication-enabled dive masks, and a specialized computer, all because of a $20,000 donation.
The money comes from Firehouse Subs' Public Safety Foundation, which says it's happy 'giving back to those who give so much.'
Says the Foundation's Executive Director, Robin Peters, "It's an honor, it's a privilege to give back to our local heroes because these men and women dedicate their lives to protecting ours, so it's the least we can do for the community."
Chief Chris Jones with Thomas County Fire and Rescue adds, "What this equipment allows us to do is keep all our personnel safe ... it's really what they need to take us to the next level in doing public safety diving."
The rescue dive team has been awarded $50,000 total in grants from the Public Safety Foundation.
Divers say they are thankful for the additional resources to help them do their jobs.