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Perry Fire Department Receives $3,000 Grant

Perry Fire Department Receives $3,000 Grant
Posted at 8:59 PM, Nov 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-13 20:59:00-05

PERRY, FL (wtxl) - The Perry Fire Department received $3,000 from Georgia-Pacific's Bucket Brigade Grant.  They are one of 50 grant recipients from the program this year.

The money will help fund the cost of level A hazardous material suits, which can be used for protection by fire fighters while responding to an accidental chemical spill or leak.

This year, Georgia-Pacific awarded $235,500 in grants to fire departments for equipment that is critical to firefighter's safety.  And since 2006, when the program started, they have given more than $1.5 million to fire departments that serve the company's facility communities across the country.