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A bum deal for S. Davis firefighters, and that's a good thing

Published March 19, 2014 7:59 pm

Charmin donation • Bountiful-based firefighters get year's worth of toilet paper.
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When it comes to donations, a year's supply of "squeezably soft" toilet tissue is quite an asset, says South Davis Metro Fire Chief Jeff Bassett.

As part of Proctor & Gamble's Charmin Relief Project, the Bountiful-based firefighters soon will find tending to the call of nature a softer, more pleasant experience. In all, 960 rolls — estimated to be a year's supply for 20 firefighters — have been gifted to SDMF.

Bassett said Wednesday that having Charmin on the restroom rolls should be quite a change, one he expects to put smiles on the faces of his crews — a thoughtful, personal donation for those who can be called upon at any time to, well, put their lives, and derrieres, on the line.

"I'm sure my firefighters will appreciate the change. Our budgets, being as tight as they are, mean we have to be as financially conscientious as we can be, and sometimes what we buy [for toilet paper] is not the nicest brand," Bassett acknowledged.

While firefighters in the department's five station houses will benefit from dividing the treasure of soft tissue, Bassett also looks forward to hearing from members of the public who happen to use SDMF facilities.

Nationwide, the Charmin Relief Project, Charmin is donating year's supplies of toilet paper to one fire house in every state, in all about 50,000 rolls.

And that's not such a bum deal, says Scott Mautz, Regional Brand Director for Charmin.

"We heard stories of firehouses across the country that could use a little help due to insufficient funds or other constraints," he stated. "We want to help the brave men and women who put their behinds on the line day in and day out for others — America's firefighters."

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