Georgia Pacific Bucket Brigade Grant

The 2018 Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade grant application period is open for a few more weeks, and we would appreciate your help in making sure eligible departments in Virginia know about the program.

These are no-match grants that fund needed gear, equipment, and training for fire departments that are located within 30 miles of a Georgia-Pacific facility. Grants range between $1,000-$10,000 and can fund necessities such as turnout and protective gear, breathing apparatus, water pumps, hoses and nozzles, and more. All applicants also receive a complimentary Department Membership in the NVFC, courtesy of Georgia-Pacific.

There are GP facilities in the following four locations in your state:

Facility Name                                 Address                                                    City                  State          Zip

BIG ISLAND – MILL                        9363 LEE JACKSON Hwy                        BIG ISLAND      VA            24526
EMPORIA – PLYWOOD                  634 DAVIS ST                                           EMPORIA          VA            23847-6460
GLADYS – BROOKNEAL OSB      11795 BROOKNEAL HWY (HWY 501S)  GLADYS            VA            24554-2099
MARTINSVILLE – PACKAGING     25 INDUSTRIAL PARK DRIVE                RIDGEWAY        VA           24148-4440

Fire departments within 30 miles of these facilities can apply by going to and filling out the application. The deadline to apply is July 6, 2018.