Bucket Brigade

Engines of Community Safety

Once every 24 seconds, a fire department responds to an alarm somewhere in the United States. You might think those departments are paid for by the government, but in fact, about two-thirds of them are all-volunteer.

Most are also underfunded. That means many of the firefighters who risk their lives every day to protect people, property and pets are doing their jobs with outdated or otherwise inadequate equipment.

Georgia-Pacific launched its Bucket Brigade program to help support local fire departments and the brave men and women who strive to keep our communities safe.

Educational Materials

As part of the Bucket Brigade program, Georgia-Pacific partnered with the Fire & Emergency Services’ Fire Safety Division of Cobb County, Georgia, to develop engaging educational materials for kids, teachers and parents. The fact is that many fires are started accidentally by children. What’s more, 23 of every 100 people who die in fires are kids. So teaching students of all ages about fire prevention and what to do in case of fire is paramount.

Anyone can download these materials, and any school or fire department in the country can request printed versions of the coloring book, workbook or bookmark by submitting a request to GPBucketBrigade@gapac.com.