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The Dickey Foundation Presents First Responders Grant in Georgia

Published: 10 Nov 2022

Donation will provide valuable equipment to Savannah first responders

DALLAS (November 10th, 2022) – The Dickey Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, will be providing a grant to the men and women of the Savannah Fire Department for Case Commander Incident Command Systems, as well as Dashboard Commanders.

Members of the Dickey Foundation will offer this generous donation at a grant presentation being held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15th at the Savannah Fire Headquarters located at 121 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401.

The equipment donation will consist of Case Commander Incident Command Systems, as well as Dashboard Commanders. Incident Command Systems are used by the Savannah Fire Department to track personnel and equipment while engaged in emergency operations. These devices are essential to successfully mitigating all-hazard emergency scenes, as well as supporting the efforts of the Incident Commander to maintain accountability of all personnel and ensure that their safety is always at the forefront of any emergency.

“As we know, firefighters are at risk every day.” said Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. “Therefore, we are very glad to be able to provide these brave men and women with the devices to help ensure their safety during all calls or emergencies.”

The equipment grant has a combined value of more than $7,000 and The Dickey Foundation is proud that they can support local first responders by providing them with these critically important systems. Join us as we proudly support those who protect and serve every day in our communities like law enforcement, firefighters, and even their families. Any generous donation you make to The Dickey Foundation will help continue to support our first responders. Donate today to help save a life!

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About Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc., the world’s largest barbecue concept, was founded in 1941 by Travis Dickey. For the past 80 years, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has served millions of guests Legit. Texas. Barbecue.™ At Dickey’s, all our barbecued meats are smoked onsite in a hickory wood burning pit. Dickey’s proudly believes there’s no shortcut to true barbecue and it’s why they never say bbq. The Dallas-based, family-run barbecue franchise offers several slow-smoked meats and wholesome sides with 'No B.S. (Bad Stuff)' included. The fast-casual concept has expanded worldwide with international locations in the UAE and Japan. Dickey’s Restaurant brands have over 550 locations nationwide. In 2016, Dickey’s won first place on Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list, was named a Top 500 Franchise by Entrepreneur in 2018 and was named to Hospitality Technology Industry Heroes in 2021. Led by CEO Laura Rea Dickey, who was named among the country’s 50 most influential women in foodservice in 2020 by Nation’s Restaurant News and was recognized as one of the top 25 industry leaders on Fast Casual’s 2020 Top 100 Movers and Shakers list, Dickey's Barbecue Pit has also been recognized by Fox News, Forbes Magazine, Franchise Times, The Wall Street Journal and QSR Magazine. For more information, visit
The Dickey Foundation Presents First Responders Grant in Georgia
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