Community CPR – Saturday, November 10th, 2012 9 AM

Saturday November 10, 2012 – Saturday November 10, 2012

43 Seba Avenue

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Description:

  • Community Level CPR Approximately 4-5 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

Fall EMT Course – October 18, 2012

Thursday October 18, 2012 – Thursday October 18, 2012

43 Seba Avenue

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Description:

NYS EMT-B Patch

Our upcoming fall EMT course is scheduled to begin Thursday October 18, 2012. The cost of the course is $950. 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

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.

2/17/13 Is the last scheduled class
2/18/13 is the scheduled in house final
3/21/13 is the scheduled state final

$425 due at first day of class
$425 due within thirty days

You can pay your deposit online at our website 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.

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

We are also offering Basic First Aid and Community CPR classes. Visit our website for information and pricing. If you are taking the EMT course you will not need to take these classes.

Register

Basic First Aid – Saturday, September 29th, 2012 9 AM

Saturday September 29, 2012 – Saturday September 29, 2012

43 Seba Avenue

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Description:

Sign first aid

  • Basic First Aid Level CPR 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

Register

Community CPR – Saturday, October 6th, 2012 9 AM

Saturday October 6, 2012 – Saturday October 6, 2012

43 Seba Avenue

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Description:

  • Community Level CPR Approximately 4-5 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

Community CPR – August 11th, 2012

Saturday August 11th, 2012 9:30 AM

43 Seba Avenue

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REGISTER HERE

  • Community Level CPR Approximately 4-5 hours
  • Choking, AED, Infant, Child, Adult CPR
  • Dress Comfortably

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.

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 24 hours before event.

Cancel or reschedule by calling (347) 640-4233 or email info@gbfd.net

90th Anniversary Journal

Dear Neighbors,

This fall the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department will be celebrating its 90th anniversary. Since the department’s founding in 1922 the Vollies have responded to thousands of fire and medical emergencies in Gerrittsen Beach. In order to celebrate this momentous anniversary the Department needs your help! We willbe compiling photos and stories of the Vollies from yesterday and today.

Everybody who has ever lived in Gerrittsen Beach has seen the Vollies in action whether it be a summer brush fire, investigating odors, operating at a car accident or even in your own house treating your family or plugging a broken pipe. In order to make this journal a success we need to hear your stories. Please share any photos or personal stories you may have with us so we can document the past ninety years of Brooklyn’s only Volunteer Fire Department. If any business or individual is interested in lending a hand in funding this endeavor, we will be selling different size ads in a journal. Please see the attached journal ad contract for more info. Journals will be available at our 90th Anniversary Dinner which will be held on October 20th at AOH Hall 2750 Gerritsen Ave. More information is to follow on this event.

Also, please share this with your friends. Many past residents who have moved out of the area may have great stories to share. The Internet is a great tool for reaching people both near and far. Please encourage people to like our Facebook page and check out our website GBFD.net to stay up to date on Department news..

Please send any photos, stories, ad inquiries or questions to Pat Klein at journal@gbfd.net or drop them off at the Fire House, 52 Seba Ave Brooklyn, NY 11229. If you are unable to contact us by email feel free to call the department’s business phone at 718-332-9292 and leave a message with the dispatcher on duty. We will be more than happy to come to anyone’s house to pick things up and we will arrange a time to return them. Remember no piece of your Vollies history is too small or too big to share just as no situation is too big or too small for your Vollies to handle.

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Drowning Prevention: Layers of Protection

Open Water

Boaters! Before Getting Underway:

Know your boat and know the rules of the road.

  • Take a safe boating course.
  • Check your boat for all required safety equipment.
  • Consider the size of your boat, the number of passengers and the amount of extra equipment that will be on-board. DON’T OVERLOAD THE BOAT!
  • If you will be in a power boat, check your electrical system and fuel system for gas fumes.
  • Follow manufacturers suggested procedures BEFORE starting up the engine.
  • Wear your life jacket – don’t just carry one on board.
  • Leave alcohol behind to increase your safety and decrease your risk.
  • Check the weather forecast.
  • File a float plan with a member of your family or friend.

Swimmers!

Since most drowning victims had no intention of being in water and since most people drown within 10-30 feet of safety, it is important that you and your family learn to swim well.

Please remember:

  • Never rely on toys such as inner tubes and water wings to stay afloat.
  • Don’t take chances, by overestimating your swimming skills.
  • Swim only in designated swimming areas.
  • Never swim alone.

Drowning Fatalities:

According to the Center for Disease Control, each year over 3,400 people drown in the United States. Drowning is the SECOND leading cause of accidental deaths for persons 1-14 years of age and the sixth leading cause for all ages.

What is really surprising is that two-thirds of the people who drown
never had an intention of being in the water!

Divers!

Never dive into lakes and rivers…the results can be tragic. Every year, diving accidents result in thousands of people suffering paralyzing spinal cord injuries and many of them die before they reach the hospital. All too often, hidden dangers lurk beneath the surface of the water, even in shallow water, including current, rocks, and debris.

Watch Small Children!

  • Center for Disease Control statistics show an average of over 800 children under the age of 15 drown each year. Thousands of others are treated in hospitals for submersion accidents, accidents which leave children with permanent brain damage and respiratory health problems.
  • Remember, it only takes a few seconds for a small child to wander away. Children have a natural curiosity and attraction to water.

Alcohol- The Fun Killer?

  • It’s a fact; alcohol and water do not mix! More than half of all the people that are injured in a boating accident had consumed alcohol prior to their accident and 20% of them don’t live to tell about it.
  • Being intoxicated is not necessary for alcohol to be a threat to your safety. Just one beer will impair your balance, vision, judgment and reaction time, thus making you a potential danger to yourself and others.
  • Research shows that four hours of boating, exposure to noise, vibration, sun, glare and wind produces fatigue that makes you act as if you were legally intoxicated. If you combine alcohol consumption with this boating fatigue condition, it intensifies the effects and increases your accident risk.
  • So remember, don’t include alcohol in your outing, if you’re planning to have fun in, on, or near the water.