The grant is open to departments located within a 30-mile radius of a Georgia Pacific facility
Georgia Pacific has announced the opening of its Bucket Brigade grant application. The grant can be utilized to purchase essential fire equipment, including turnout gear, SCBA, attack and supply hose, nozzles, communications equipment and more. Grant awards are typically between $1,000 and $10,000. The application period closes on July 5.
All applications are processed by an independent review committee made up of firefighters and civilians. Winners are determined based on need, impact of the grant, and the uniqueness of the submitted story. Awards are usually announced in the fall of the year.
Georgia Pacific has awarded over $2 million in grants through its Bucket Brigade program since 2006.
The Bucket Brigade application will include an eligibility quiz before opening access the application. To be eligible to apply for the grant your department must meet the following criteria:
Electronic application process must be completed in its entirety, including submission of required documents.
As part of its program to assist fire departments and local communities, Georgia Pacific also announced that it has partnered with the Cobb County (Georgia) Fire & Emergency Services’ Fire Safety Division to develop engaging educational materials for kids, teachers and parents.
Unlike the Bucket Brigade Grant, the fire prevention and safety materials available through Georgia Pacific can be obtained by any fire department or school in the country. You do not have to be in proximity of a Georgia Pacific facility to access the educational materials.
Printed versions of the following are available by submitting a request to GPBucketBrigade@gapac.com:
Additional educational materials are available to schools and fire departments. The following are accessible as downloadable PDFs:
The Bucket Brigade grant and the free educational materials provided by Georgia Pacific are excellent ways for smaller rural departments to access financial assistance and fire safety materials. Please consider this program as you look at opportunities for your department and coverage area.
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