2015 Q2 Newsletter

Newsletter2015Q2

Download our July 2015 GBFD Newsletter

Fall 2015 EMT Course – Waitlist

August 24, 2015 – August 24, 2015

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Description:

NYS EMT-B Patch

Our Fall EMT course is. Sign up to be notified when the dates and details are announced.

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CPR Community – July 18th, 2015

July 18, 2015 – July 18, 2015

43 Seba Avenune

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Description:

  • Community CPR Approximately 4 hours
  • Choking, AED, Infant, Child, Adult CPR
  • Dress Comfortably

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2015 Fund Drive

The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department is once again conducting it’s annual fund drive campaign. Your support plays a vital role in the ongoing effort of our volunteer department, which has protected life and property in Gerrittsen Beach for more than 92 years. With your support, this service and dedication will continue to flourish<

We depend heavily on your donations and are always very grateful for any money that you can spare, however little. A Golden Donor is a contribution of $85.00 or more. Please send your tax deductible donation in the enclosed, self addressed envelope with your name and return address so that we can properly thank you. Checks should be made payable to “Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department”. Credit Card donations can be made via the form below.

The Vollies are always looking for new members. If you or someone you know is interested in joining and would like to volunteer, please contact us at (718) 332-9292 or visit us online at www.GBFD.net . No experience is necessary; we train members to be dispatchers, NYS Firefighters, and NYS Emergency Medical Technicians. We also gladly welcome any residents who just want to lend a helping hand. Age requirements are 16 1/2 years and older

As always, in case of an emergency immediately contact our trained dispatcher at(718)332-3333. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Sincerely,
The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department

Last call to get your 2013 donation in

Dear Friends and Neighbors;

For 91 years your Volunteer Fire Department has protected life and property in Gerrittsen Beach. With the support of the community, this service and dedication will continue. Once again, your Vollies are coming to you with the mission to sustain our heritage of community service with a Fund Drive.

As you may know, our department did not hold our annual fund drive do to the storm. Usually at this time we would be finished with our fund drive for 2013. Before, during and after the super storm, our members and facilities have been open to the community with any service that was needed. However, our funds are almost diminished for this year and we are requesting that you send in your annual donation for 2013. We realize that some people cannot give what they have in the past.

Every donation counts towards contributing to the budget that allows us to continue serving the Gerrittsen Beach community. We are very grateful for any size donation within your resources.

The Vollies are always looking for new members. if you or someone you know, living or working in Gerrittsen Beach, would like to volunteer, please contact us at 718-332-9292 or online www.GBFD.net. The Community Emergency Response Team is also housed at our quarters. They are a group of Volunteers from Office of Emergency Management that are trained in disasters. These Volunteers come from Marine Park, Gerrittsen Beach, Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay. No experience is necessary; we train members to be dispatchers, firefighters, and New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technicians. We also gladly welcome any residents who just want to lend a helping hand.

As always, in case of any medical or fire related emergency in Gerrittsen Beach, immediately contact our trained dispatcher at 718-332-3333. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sincerely,
The Fund Drive Committee

CPR Community – October 26th, 2013

October 26, 2013 – October 26, 2013

43 Seba Avenue

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Description:

  • Community CPR Approximately 4 hours
  • Choking, AED, Infant, Child, Adult CPR
  • Dress Comfortably

CPR Class Differences:

  • Community CPR: is for everyone.
  • Professional/BLS CPR: is for EMT’s, Nurses, Healthcare Providors, CFR’s, Lifeguards, anyone with a duty to act.
All of our classes include HANDS ON practice, lecture and video. CPR and First Aid classes are OSHA compliant. We offer training for all workplaces such as: Public and Charter Schools, Construction companies, Health Clubs, Community groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Non Profit organizations and many more. Discounts are available for Non-Profit organizations, Schools, Students and Teachers for Credentialing programs and large groups.

NOTES:

  • Persons with Upper Respiratory Infections, Dental Surgery, or Cold Sores should not take this course.
  • Physically Strenuous: Students with Cardiac or Respiratory conditions should consult with their physician.

REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS

  • Student can cancel for a full refund or reschedule a class, up to 48 hours before event.
  • Cancel or reschedule by calling (347) 640-4233 or email info@gbfd.net

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Fall EMT-B Course & Refresher – October 3, 2013

October 3, 2013 – October 3, 2013

43 Seba Avenue

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Description:

NYS EMT-B Patch

EMT Class Flyer – Poster to Download

Our upcoming fall EMT-B course is scheduled to begin Thursday, October 03, 2013. The cost of the course is $1,000. There is a non refundable deposit of $100 in order to hold your seat. Be aware, that seats are limited so if you are interested do not delay.

The course will take place:

43 Seba Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11229

The Class Schedule is:

Monday and Thursday from 7:00pm – 10:30pm

One Sunday a Month 9:00am-5:00pm

The text book is: Emergency Care 12th Edition, a.k.a. Brady Book 12th Edition, published by Pearson. You can find a copy on Amazon be sure to look at all of the options when purchasing.

3/30/14 is the scheduled state final

You can pay your deposit online by signing up below or by mailing your check or money order to:

ATTN: EMT COURSE

Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department

52 Seba Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11229

The remainder of the payment is due by the first day of class. We accept: Cash, Money Order, Personal Checks (Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department). The deposit can be paid with a credit card when you register online.

NYS Vouchers Accepted

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the class you can email us at: info@gbfd.net

For those not interested in the EMT Course. We also offer Basic First Aid and Community CPR classes. Visit our website for information and pricing.

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Fall 2013 EMT Course Waitlist

Tuesday October 15, 2013 – Sunday September 15, 2013

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NYS EMT-B Patch

Our Fall EMT course is tentatively scheduled around Mid-October. Sign up to be notified when the dates and details are announced.

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Bucket Brigade – Pre Registration

Saturday July 13, 2013 – Saturday July 13, 2013

52 Seba Avenue

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Description:

GBFD_Bucket

Download Flyer: GBFD Bucket Brigade

$10 per person

8 person team

Bucket Brigade Competition: Known as the oldest form of firefighting. This is an event that takes skill and teamwork. Each of the members of the team will be with a bucket.

Working as a team,they have to move fifty gallons of water twenty feet, hand over hand,from a trough, known as a dip tank,to a smaller tank, known as a dump tank. The team that does this in the shortest amount of time is declared the winner

Each team member is issued a five gallon canvas bucket, and after running a specified distance down the track, one by one they dip their buckets into a trough filled with water.

The first team members will climb a stationary ladder that has been affixed to the arch, and take positions on the ladder as one by one the other team members hand buckets of water up to them, until the top-most member dumps that bucket of water into a 55-gallon drum that is stationed atop the arch.

He then tosses that bucket onto the ground and grabs the next one, empties it, and so forth until the drum is filled up, at which point the clock is stopped.

Rules

  1. Each team must have eight (8) participants, members are required to have appropriate footwear

  2. The participants will be positioned at the starting line fifty (50) feet away from the nearest drum.

  3. A distance of twenty five (25) feet separates the source (water-filled) drums and the target (empty drum).

  4. Ten (10) buckets will be placed twenty five (25) feet away from the starting line and the location of the first drum (water-filled / source drum).

  5. Upon the “GO” signal, the team members shall execute the event in the following manner:

  6. The members of the team will reach for the buckets and unto the water-filled source drums to fill the buckets.

  7. The members will transfer the water to the empty target drum using the bucket relay method carefully to avoid spill.

  8. After the target drum is filled to the “MARK” level, the team members will run back and place the buckets back to their original position and cross the finish line with raised arms.

  9. Each team will be timed from the time the “GO” signal is given until the last team member crosses the finish line.

  10. The team with the lowest combined time will be declared the winner; with the next two teams as second and third place winners.

  11. Penalties will be imposed for commission for any of the following infractions:

    1. False starting (running ahead of time earlier than the official starting time). – Additional five (5) seconds

    2. Dropping a bucket – Additional five (5) seconds

    3. Every inch of water level deviation from the “MARK” level – Additional five (5)

2.        Rules of Replay

  1. Replay or repeat performance shall be decided based on the following grounds:

  2. Damage equipment and accessories; and

  3. Malfunction of Fire Pumper.

  4. At least ten (10) minutes rest shall be given to the team/s before the repeat performance.

  5. All replay/s shall be decided by the Committee.

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Community CPR – Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 9 AM

Saturday June 22, 2013 – Saturday June 22, 2013

43 Seba Avenue

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Description:

  • Community Level CPR Approximately 4 hours
  • Choking, AED, Infant, Child, Adult CPR
  • Dress Comfortably

CPR Class Differences:

  • Community CPR: is for everyone.
  • Professional/BLS CPR: is for EMT’s, Nurses, Healthcare Providors, CFR’s, Lifeguards, anyone with a duty to act.
All of our classes include HANDS ON practice, lecture and video. CPR and First Aid classes are OSHA compliant. We offer training for all workplaces such as: Public and Charter Schools, Construction companies, Health Clubs, Community groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Non Profit organizations and many more. Discounts are available for Non-Profit organizations, Schools, Students and Teachers for Credentialing programs and large groups.

NOTES:

  • Persons with Upper Respiratory Infections, Dental Surgery, or Cold Sores should not take this course.
  • Physically Strenuous: Students with Cardiac or Respiratory conditions should consult with their physician.

REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS

  • Student can cancel for a full refund or reschedule a class, up to 48 hours before event.
  • Cancel or reschedule by calling (347) 640-4233 or email info@gbfd.net

Register