• Georgia-Pacific donation helps fire services
By Jim Wallace, Correspondent

Fourth from left: Larry Thompson, plant manager for Georgia-Pacific in Thomson, presented the checks to, from left, TFR Lt. Chip Bentley, TFR Firefighter Randy Rossi, TFR Firefighter Antrone Brewer, TFR Chief Rick Sewell, MCFR Chief Bruce Tanner, MCFR Lt. Ed Lewis, MCFR Evan Wright, and MCFR Asst. Chief Stephen Sewell. Photo by Jim Wallace, Correspondent.

A grant program by a McDuffie County industry benefitted the two fire departments in our community.
Wednesday, Georgia Pacific plant manager Larry Thompson, presented grants for $2,500 from the Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Program to Thomson Fire-Rescue and McDuffie County Fire-Rescue.
Thompson said the company was proud to be able to present the checks and that the program looked forward to helping more departments next year.
Representatives from both services joined with Thompson as he presented the checks.
MCFR Chief Bruce Tanner said the service was greatly pleased with the gift.
“Christmas came early and we are really appreciative that the company made the donation,” Tanner said.
The chief said the service will purchase gas monitors.
“They will allow us to check homes for the carbon monoxide level.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Nov. 10, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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