Bucket Brigade|Lambeth VFD earns $10,000 Georgia-Pacific grant
Published 9:14 am Monday, November 9, 2009
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The Lambeth Volunteer Fire Department is a recipient of a 2009 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grant.
Chosen out of more than 100 firefighting units in Georgia-Pacific facility communities in 28 states, the Lambeth Community volunteer fire department will receive $10,000 to purchase fire gear and a new generator. The department is located in central Escambia County.
The Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade is a national program that recognizes the contributions of fire departments in communities with Georgia-Pacific facilities. Launched in 2006, the initiative has contributed approximately $500,000 to rural and small town fire units across the United States. The program supports firefighters with product and cash donations for programming and purchasing necessary equipment, and safety education materials for presentations in local schools.
According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, the majority of the fire departments in the United States either are run by volunteers or are mostly comprised of volunteers working beside career firefighters. These departments also are the primary providers of emergency and rescue services in their area.
All Bucket Brigade applicants also receive membership into the NVFC, the leading nonprofit association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services.
The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation. Learn more at www.nvfc.org.