Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fire Department receives Grant from Georgia Pacific

On Monday, December 1, 2014, the Bellevue Fire Department accepted a check for $10,000 from the Georgia Pacific Bucket Brigade. The department wrote the grant to the Bucket Brigade to secure funding for the purchase of new sets of turnout gear. The grant makes it possible for the department to outfit five firefighters with turnout gear which includes: pants, jacket, helmet, hood, boots and gloves. A set of turnout gear is good for 10 years, granted there is no significant damage, and is a firefighter’s first line of defense against harm.

The Bellevue Fire Department would like to thank the Georgia Pacific Bucket Brigade for investing in the safety of firefighters, and making it possible for them to offer the highest standard of service to the residents of the Village of Bellevue.