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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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

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Basic First Aid – Saturday, April 13th, 2013 9 AM

Saturday April 13, 2013 – Saturday April 13, 2013

43 Seba Avenue

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Description:

Sign first aid

  • Basic First Aid Level Approximately 2-2.5  hours
  • Dress Comfortably
  • Recognized Certification Period * Up to 2 years *
Cost: $35

Individuals who require or desire elementary first aid knowledge and skills with a focus on adults, children, or both; including:

  • Emergency response teams in business and industry
  • School bus drivers
  • Adult residential care personnel
  • Child care workers
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Babysitters
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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Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt No 9

Easter Egg Hunt
Date: SUNDAY MARCH 24th
Time: 12 Noon — 3 PM
Location: Vollies Hall
(43 Seba Avenue)

EASTER EGG HUNT (BRING YOUR BASKETS!)

  • MUSIC
  • RAFFLES
  • PIZZA
  • SNACKS
  • EASTER THEMED ACTIVITIES & FUN
  • BALLOON ANIMALS PROVIDED BY PartiArt

SPECIAL VISIT FROM THE EASTER BUNNY

All activities will be free to a low cost for participants thanks to our sponsors…Remember to Thank Our Sponsors: Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, PartiArt, JoMart Chocolates, Havin’ A Party (as of 3/6/13)

To sponsor or volunteer: please send an email to mike.zwosta@gbfd.net.

How to Donate!

Ambulance 3 bay as makeshift coffee and food distribution area.

1) If you want to donate Clothing, Food, Manpower or Blanketsplease bring to the firehouse at 52 Seba Avenue

2) If you want to donate money to help us rebuild please click below.

3) Like our page on facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/gerrittsenbeachfiredepartment)

 

 

FAQ’s
Is my donation tax deductible? Yes. The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

SENATOR GOLDEN SECURES A $43,000 GRANT FOR A NEW EMERGENCY FIRE RESCUE VEHICLE

Senator Marty Golden congratulates Chief John Czap on the 90th Anniversary Celebration while Assistant Chief Doreen Garson looks go

Today, N.Y. Sen. Martin Golden (R-NY) announced that we have  received a  Grant totaling $43,000. The funding will allow the department to purchase an All-Terrain Vehicle to be used to fight fires and emergency rescues.

 

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 22, 2012

Contact: John Quaglione (718) 238-6044 or quaglion@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GOLDEN SECURES A $43,000 GRANT FOR A NEW EMERGENCY FIRE RESCUE VEHICLE FOR THE GERRITSEN BEACH VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this weekend attended the 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department where he swore in the officers and surprised the crowd with an announcement of a new emergency fire rescue vehicle to commemorate the milestone. Senator Golden announced that he has secured a grant in the amount of$43,000 to purchase a new emergency fire vehicle, sometimes referred to as an “Gator”, to assist the Department in rescue efforts.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “I am proud to have been able to secure this grant to support the operations of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department. As we celebrate their 90 years of service, this new rescue vehicle will further their ability to keep the community and the residents safe. On behalf of a grateful neighborhood, please know that the volunteer service of the crew members is recognized and applauded today.”

John Czap, Chief of the Department of the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department stated, “This is fantastic and will really help the community. Now, we will have much better access to the parkland on the East side of Gerritsen Avenue. We will be able to get to areas where we could not have previously so to provide fire and emergency medical care.” Along with the driver and passenger, the vehicle is designed to carry one patient, one EMS attendant, plus assorted medical and rescue equipment.