JACKSONVILLE — Bryan County Emergency Services was one of eight volunteer fire departments across Florida and Georgia to receive money from Rayonier Inc.
BCES received $1,000 from the company. Rayonier Inc. contributed $17,000 to local volunteer fire departments in recognition of their vital services battling wildfires on Rayonier property and in surrounding areas, according to a news release.
“Volunteer firefighters play an essential role in protecting property in the rural communities where we operate. These individuals donate their time to ensure their communities are safe. We appreciate their generous commitment to helping others,” said John Enlow, Rayonier’s forest-resources director for Atlantic and Northern regions. “We are proud to work alongside these volunteers when wildfires cross Rayonier property.”
Rayonier also made donations to volunteer fire departments in Nassau and Bradford counties in Florida and Brantley, Clinch, Cook, Charlton and Ware counties in Georgia. The company presented these donations to the departments in November, December and this month.
Rayonier is an international forest products company with three core businesses: forest resources, real estate and performance fibers. It owns leases ore manages 2.6 million acres of timberland in 10 states and New Zealand, with 690,955 acres in Georgia and 416,480 acres in Florida.