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The Sweetwater Fire Department was recently awarded with a grant from Georgia-Pacific.
"Inspired by the efforts of our nation's firefighters â€” including the many Georgia-Pacific employees serving their communities as volunteer firefighters â€” we have tapped into the inspirational history of firefighting to create the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigadeâ„˘," said Georgia-Pacific officials.
Founded in 2006, Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigadeâ„˘ provides support which includes:
â€˘ Grants which are co-sponsored by the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and local GP facilities;
â€˘ Continuing education programs and materials to help spread the word about fire safety;
â€˘ Memberships for all grant applicants to the National Volunteer Fire Council.
The local fire department was awarded $5,000 that will help towards buying new and updated bunker gear for firefighters, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.