A message from the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
Georgia-Pacific has opened the application period for the 2013 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grant program. These grants provide support to fire departments that serve communities that have a Georgia-Pacific facility or where its employees reside. It is the company’s way of giving back to the departments that keep our families, homes, and workplaces safer.
About 70 percent of our nation’s firefighters are volunteers, who selflessly give of themselves to keep the people and property that make up their communities safe. Yet many departments are struggling to provide the necessary resources for these responders to perform their duties. The Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade program aims to assist by helping provide the necessities local fire departments need to protect and educate their communities.
Since 2006, Georgia-Pacific has awarded over $800,000 to rural and small-town fire departments. These grants help departments fund equipment, resources, and programming. In addition, Georgia-Pacific provides safety education materials to departments to use in local schools.
To be eligible to apply for a grant, departments must be located within 30 miles of a Georgia-Pacific facility. Grants can be used to fund a variety of necessities, including turnout gear, breathing apparatus, water pumps, hoses and nozzles, and more.
Visit www.gpbucketbrigade.com to learn more about the program, download the application, and view a list of Georgia-Pacific facility locations. Completed applications must be approved by your local Georgia-Pacific facility and are due to Georgia-Pacific headquarters by July 12.
Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. The company employs more than 35,000 worldwide. For more information, visit www.gp.com.