GP awards SFD with $5K grant

The Sweetwater Fire Department was recently awarded with a grant from Georgia-Pacific."Inspired by the efforts of our nation's firefighters — including the many Georgia-Pacific employees serving their communities as volunteer firefighters — we have tapped into the inspirational history of firefighting to create the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™," said Georgia-Pacific officials. Founded in 2006, Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade™ provides support which includes:• Grants which are co-sponsored by the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and local GP facilities;• Continuing education programs and materials to help spread the word about fire safety;• 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.