Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department

Gerrittsen Beach

Volunteer Fire Department

The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department was founded a century ago in 1922. Since that time the organization has grown to include 30 dedicated volunteers who operate a fleet of four fire and ems apparatus, which may soon include a new fire engine, on more than 500 calls per year. 

We are the only volunteer fire department located in Brooklyn, NY, and serve to protect life and property in the community of Gerrittsen Beach. Our firehouse and training center are located on Seba Ave. If you would like to join our volunteer family in the fire and rescue service, we would be delighted to give you more information.

Interested in joining?

“We offer flexible and varied opportunities to serve, matching the needs of the department and our community to your busy lifestyle and making the best use of your available time and talents.”

The Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department is actively seeking local firefighters, emergency medical technicians & administrative members. All members are trained to be fully certified NYS Firefighter 1 or NYS EMT-B.

Volunteering is a great way to gain leadership experience and the ability to perform under pressure. In addition, members gain bonds with each other that will last a lifetime. Members receive a NYS Tax deduction, and are covered by department and workers’ compensation insurance. Members receive a free annual medical examination.

Benefits Include:

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Support The Gerrittsen Beach
Volunteer Fire Department

The mission of the Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department centers on ensuring the safety and well-being of our community. Our ability to provide essential services largely depends on financial contributions from supportive community members like you. These donations are pivotal in sustaining our operations, from maintaining advanced equipment to providing comprehensive training for our first responders. When you contribute to our cause, you play a crucial role in the ongoing safety and security of our community. We invite you to donate today, joining us in this vital effort to safeguard the well-being of everyone.

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Memberships We Offer

Gerrittsen Beach VFD operates 2 BLS Ambulances, 1 Engine Company, Speciality Brush Fire Units & Off Road Rescue Units to protect the Gerrittsen Beach Community

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Our History

The original firehouse was built around 1922 on the corner of Seba Avenue and Frank Court in conjunction with the Gerrittsen Beach Original Property Owners Association. Under the laws of the State of New York, New York City Mayor John F. O’Brien approved the department as a Fire Corporation in 1932. Eventually the Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department became a separate organization; as it had always been self-sustaining. From occupying a small garage with enough room for an engine and meetings, the volunteer fire department has grown over the years to owning a fleet of four vehicles, with its own firehouse, and responds to more than 500 calls for help annually.

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Fleet and Equipment Spotlight


HME/Darley 1000 gpm/500 gal.


2019 Ford E350


2019 Ford F350


EMS Fly Car, Command


2016 Polaris – ASAP 911


2022 CanAm Defender 6×6


DJI Enterprise Dual / DJI Mini 2

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