Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Awards $165,000 in Fire Department Grants

10/09/2012
Imagine fighting a building fire with gardening gloves or walking into a 1,000° F-degree room with threadbare boots. Now, imagine voluntarily taking these risks without being paid. This exemplifies the fierce commitment of volunteer firefighters, yet many departments lack funds to purchase specialized gear and replace outdated equipment. Georgia-Pacific's Bucket Brigade grant program rewards this dedication to serve by supporting local fire departments. This year, $165,000 in grants were recently awarded to 25 U.S. fire departments to purchase equipment necessary to protect the lives and property of residents, and keep firefighters safe.  "We have tremendous respect and apprecia...

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