Talladega Fire Department receives $5000 gift from Georgia-Pacific
January 2, 2024
(Talladega, AL) Georgia-Pacific recently presented a $5,000 donation to the Talladega Fire Department, which will use the funds to assist in the purchase of new equipment.
“We are so thankful to Georgia-Pacific for honoring our first responders, who demonstrate their commitment to the community every day,” said Fire Chief Danny Warwick. “The Talladega Fire Department is open 24/7 to serve and protect our city. Many do not realize that we have crews working on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and all other holidays. We are there to assist in a wide array of emergency situations, and we sincerely appreciate Georgia-Pacific for recognizing how much our first responders contribute to the community.”
Georgia-Pacific Plant Administrator Robin Bennefield stated, “Georgia-Pacific believes that strong communities are good for business. When the community and local businesses come together and support programs and initiatives that create societal value and improve the quality of life where Georgia-Pacific employees live and work, it’s a great thing to be a part of. Our focus areas are education, entrepreneurship, environment, and enrichment of the community. We are pleased to present the Talladega Fire Department with $5,000 for the emergency support they provide to the Talladega community.”
Talladega firefighters respond to emergency calls, extinguish fires, rescue victims, and ensure emergency scenes are left in proper condition. They also provide assistance in medical emergencies, assist citizens and visitors to the station, and conduct fire safety and prevention presentations for the public.
Individuals interested in becoming firefighters may apply online. Applications are also available at City Hall. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and have a valid Alabama drivers license. Alabama Certified Firefighter I/II is preferred.
PHOTO: Pictured left to right are Georgia-Pacific Plant Administrator Robin Bennefield, Plant Manager Ben Benedict, Fire Chief Danny Warwick, Assistant Fire Chief John Tyson, Dwayne Harry, Chase Heindl, Cross Davis, Carter Milano, Rhett Edmondson and Nate Cleveland.