Carroll Community College Receives Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

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Sylvia Blair, Carroll Community College, 410-386-8411
Press Release

Carroll Community College Receives Grant from
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

 Carroll Community College (Carroll) has received a grant from the Firehouse (Firehouse) Subs Public Safety Foundation to fund the purchase of protective vests for the campus Office of Public Safety and Security. 

“The use of protective vests is standard operating procedure for officers,” said Wayne Livesay, chief of the Office of Public Safety and Security at Carroll. “The grant-funded vests provide an added level of protection. In an increasingly volatile world, emergency preparedness is essential,” he said.  

“I wish to extend my sincerest gratitude to Firehouse for its foresight about the importance of being vigilant on campus and for its unwavering support of our public safety efforts,” said Carroll President Dr. James D. Ball. “The grant is a strong signal of community engagement and demonstrates social responsibility at its finest!” 

“It was our pleasure to assist Carroll and to provide campus officers with the necessary equipment to fulfill their daily duties of keeping staff and students safe,” said Dexter White, owner/general manager of Firehouse Subs in Westminster, Md. “I am a retired Baltimore City Police officer. I also have a brother who has been a fireman in Baltimore City for 15 years. Public safety is near and dear to my heart. I thank the college for allowing us the opportunity to assist in public safety endeavors and for allowing us to engage our local community. I look forward to a great and thriving relationship.” 

Carroll’s Public Safety and Security Office is staffed by highly-trained personnel, including full-time security officers (all of whom are sworn special police officers) and several part-time security officers. 

All sworn special police personnel have successfully completed certified basic police academy training and have satisfied the requirements to be state-appointed as special police officers. All officers are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED and can provide medical attention on campus when necessary.