Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department
Join the Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department

The GBFD is Looking for You

Welcome to the heart of Gerrittsen Beach, where community spirit meets service. Our tight-knit Brooklyn community has entrusted the Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department with responding to emergency response calls since 1922. 

We invite you to join our legacy and a tradition stretching back nearly a century.

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Membership Opportunities

The Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department is actively looking for local firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and administrative members. Join us and become fully certified as an NYS Firefighter 1 or NYS EMT-B.

Getting started with the GBFD is a straightforward process. We offer various membership options tailored to your interests and availability

As an exterior firefighter at Gerrittsen Beach VFD, you’ll tackle fire suppression tasks outside burning buildings. Master handling hoses, deploying ladders, operating pumps, rescuing trapped individuals, battling grass and brush fires, and safeguarding nearby structures. Your crucial support ensures interior firefighters can work effectively in more hazardous conditions.

Interior firefighters are a select group within Gerrittsen Beach VFD, specifically trained to enter burning buildings, save trapped individuals, and extinguish fires. Your expertise with self-contained breathing apparatus equips you to handle toxic smoke from vehicle fires and address gas leaks and carbon monoxide issues.

Our volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), are essential in providing life-saving medical assistance to our community. We’ll train you to respond to various medical emergencies, from accidents and injuries to illnesses. Your dedicated skills will enable you to deliver emergency medical care, administer first aid, and provide crucial support until further medical treatment becomes available.

Administrative members are an integral part of our operations. You’ll manage essential behind-the-scenes tasks, ensuring our department runs smoothly and efficiently. From record-keeping to logistics, your contributions will keep the gears of our organization turning, allowing our first responders to focus on their life-saving duties.

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Why Choose Us

Our department is proud to offer flexibility in your volunteering experience. You can engage as much as your schedule allows. 

Here’s why joining the Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department is a fantastic decision:

Fuel Your Professional Growth: Immerse yourself in opportunities for professional development and specialized training that can ignite your career journey.

Unleash Your Leadership Potential: Dive into an opportunity to gain priceless leadership experience that will shape your future.

Build Lifelong Connections: Develop solid and unbreakable bonds with your volunteer members as you serve our community.

Boost Your Bottom Line: Enjoy the perks of New York State tax deductions for volunteering.

Stay Protected: Rest easy with comprehensive department and workers’ compensation insurance coverage and complimentary annual medical examination to ensure you’re in peak form.

Unleash your potential, build lasting friendships, and serve the Gerrittsen Beach community.

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