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Georgia Pacific donates trailer to Appleton VFD

Georgia-Pacific recently donated a trailer previously used by the mill’s Emergency Response Team to the Appleton Volunteer Fire Department.

The fire department intends to use the trailer to store HAZMAT gear and equipment, among other uses. “We appreciate GP’s generosity,” said Appleton Chief Michael Tyler. “Volunteer fire departments depend on the generosity of area residents and organizations to maintain their operations and server the rural areas when needed,” he said.

GP was able to donate the trailer after purchasing a new emergency response vehicle for the mill. Pictured in front of Appleton’s newly constructed fire house standing left to right: GP ERT member Kevin Douglas; GP ERT member Patrick Henry; AVFD volunteers Helen Jackson and Zac Chavers; GP Safety Area Leader Tim Shaner; and AVFD Mack Fleming. Front row: Chief Michael Tyler and Ginny Tyler.