equipment for firefighter or volunteer

Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade recently came to the rescue of 40 different fire departments in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana. District 1, for example, was the recipient of $5,000 to help fund a hydraulic combination rescue tool. The goal of the program is to help provide firefighters with the equipment necessary to keep "citizens in our communities safe."

According to reporting, the jan/san giant awarded $188,4000 in grants to fire departments in 2017 — earmarked for equipment that was critical to firefighters' safety.

Since launching the program in 2006, Georgia-Pacific has given more than $2.2 million in cash and educational materials to 287 fire departments that serve the company's facility communities across the country. Grants are based on need and are funded by the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and local Georgia-Pacific facilities. Funds are typically used to purchase new protective clothing and replace items such as damaged safety gear and aging equipment.

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