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With Hurricane Irene Approaching

Hurricane Irene is approaching and the Vollies would like for you to know the following information

The Vollies will be available in the event a problem may arise you can contact them at 718-332-3333 (emergency) or 718-332-9292 (non emergency). Please continue to check the news for changes in the weather so you may […]

Vollies Hosting Blood Drive – Free Mets Tickets

Photo by Metsfan84, (Citi Field during the first regular season game at the ballpark. 4/13/09. )


Come join the Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Dept for their annual Blood Drive.

Saturday, June 18 · 9:00am – 3:00pm

All successful donors will receive one pair of mets tickets for an up-coming game. Donors must […]

Gerritsen Beach Vollies Brush Fire Video

Vollies Painted New Fire Zone

50% Complete Fire Zone

Over the weekend the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department painted a new Fire Zone on Seba Avenue. The vollies are on a roll: they painted the firehouse, put a new roof on the hall, and put a new ceiling inside the hall.

Via GBFD.net

FF Castro staying within the […]

Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department Open House Weekend

FF English & FF Sherman extinguish training fire.

There was a festive atmosphere this past weekend at the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department firehouse where Engine 1 and Ambulance 3 lined the street and firefighters welcomed visitors as part of a statewide initiative to attract volunteers to shrinking fire volunteer departments. The Gerrittsen […]

Vollies Busy Painting

The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department has been busy recently, they have scheduled an open house, and now according to their website have painted their entire fire house.

We like hearing actual volley news, the website is a good step.

They have a wishlist of projects that maybe you can help with […]

Vollies to Host Open House

Via GBFD.net Come Out to the Gertritsen Beach Fire Department & See What It’s All About

The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department is opening its doors to area residents, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community, as part of a statewide program called Recruit NY. Over […]

Volley Annual Fundraiser

Dear Friends and Neighbors;

There has been much excitement around the Firehouse this past year. The department’s Instructors have been teaching an Emergency Medical Technician course at the Vollies Memorial Training Hall since February. This class will give the department 6 new EMTs to ride the ambulance. There have also been many new […]

Breaking: Fire at 71 & 73 Bartlett Place

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Fire at 71 Bartlett Basement - Photo by Helene T.

A fire broke out in the basement of 71 Bartlett Place and quickly spread to 73 Bartlett place.

Continue reading Breaking: Fire at 71 & 73 Bartlett Place

Vollies Bill Gets Paid by Elected Officials

The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department is going to have that $520 bill, paid by our elected officials.

The bill is going to be split three ways amongst Councilman Lew Fidler, Assemblyman Alan Maisel, and State Senator Marty Golden. However, at this time this same bill will come up next year if the […]

Vollies in the News


New city levy burns B’klyn volunteer fire dept. – NYPost

City Starts to Tax Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department $500 a year.

The Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department was recently surprised by $520 bill for inspection of the Blue Star Mothers Hall. The Blue Star Mothers Hall is where the “Volleys” hold most of their training for the community. In June 2009, the City Council enacted legislation as part of the Ficsal year 2010 budget […]

Snow Coming: Clear Fire Hydrants

Fire at 77 Bevy Court

With another possible snow storm coming the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department is urging everyone to clear fire hydrants on your block and to keep them clear as much as possible during the storm.

If you remember exactly one year ago there was a Devastating fire at 77 Bevy […]

Vollies on Blizzard: Thanks!

Dear Friends and Neighbors;

On Saturday, December 25th GBFD began preparing for the snowstorm. The Fire Engine and Ambulance were driven to the gas station to fill up the gas tanks. Extra Blankets and sand were put on the rigs. The chains for the tires were prepared in case we needed them. All […]

Vollies: Basic EMT Original Course


Feb 10, 2011 – Jun 16, 2011

Monday & Thursday 7:00pm – 10:30pm Average of 2 Sundays/Month 9:00am

– 4:30pm

NYSDOH Funding Accepted or $800 Cash/Money Order/Certified Check

$50 Non refundable seat holding fee

EMT & […]