Emergency Responders/Safety Support
Whether it was to help fight crime, encourage safety education, or contribute to natural disaster preparedness, Sanofi Pasteur donated to dozens of emergency responder organizations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2012 alone.
- One of those organizations is the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management, which Sanofi Pasteur has supported in multiple ways, including contributing to state-of-the-art equipment for its firefighting training facility. The company also purchased critical safety equipment and apparel for the Monroe County Control Center (911), including protective gloves, eyewear, face coverings, and full-body suits.
- When Sanofi Pasteur learned the Monroe County Community Safety Program was slated to be eliminated due to county budget constraints, the company quickly stepped up to help fill the funding gap. According to Monroe County Highway Safety Coordinator Nina Woodling, Sanofi Pasteur’s donation contributed to the program aimed at providing children’s car seats to local needy families, promoting safe seat belt usage, and educating the community about the dangers of distracted driving. Woodling is pictured below (left), sharing some smiles with a young mother after showing her the correct way to install a car seat.
- To further aid children and families in our region, Sanofi Pasteur also assisted the Pennsylvania State Police in funding the installation of a digital fingerprinting identification system to help decrease reporting time in the event of a child abduction. This system uses cutting-edge technology to streamline the fingerprinting process, improve accuracy, and provide parents with a convenient way to access their child’s identification information.
- In a more localized effort to help make our communities safer, Sanofi Pasteur equipped the Pocono Township Police Department to better combat gang and drug activity by contributing to the purchase of a cell phone decoding device. The company also provided a specialized K-9 SUV, which houses Falco, a German Shepherd trained for explosive detection and human tracking. According to Chief Phil Riley, “In today’s world, there is a great demand for the K-9 unit at all hours of the day and night. We are extremely grateful to Sanofi Pasteur for this specialized vehicle. It helps keep our community safe, protects our officers, and makes us a more effective police department.” The company also contributed to the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department’s K-9 Program.