How to Help Us: Let’s Rebuild Edition

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I found this in the dark the other night at the Vollies Memorial Hall

  1. MANPOWER
    1. Organizing HOT Food, relighting sternos, moving fresh food in and out (even if a few hours).
    2. Sorting and distributing clothes.
  2. SUPPLIES
    • CLEANING
    • FIRST AID
  3. COFFEE 
    • Please for the love of everything holy…COFFEE
  4. REPORT TO
    • Gerritsen Beach Fire Department 52 Seba Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11229
  5. MONEY DONATIONS
    • www.gbfd.net

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HOW TO HELP US

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HOW TO HELP
Drop whatever donations you have to Resurrection School (2335 Gerritsen Avenue) or the Gerritsen Beach Fire Department (52 Seba Avenue) Anyone wishing to donate their effort may also report to those locations.

 

What is very much needed now is “Can Openers”, Canned Food, Non Perishable Foods, Pet Foods & Supplies, Snack Bars, Sterno Fuel Cans, Streno Heating Racks, Aluminum Food Trays, Aluminum Foil, Paper Plates & Bowls, Cups, Coffee Cups, Plastic Forks, Knifes, Spoons

Serving Utensils, Again “Can Openers”, “D” Batteries, “C” Batteries, Work Gloves, Cleaning Supplies, Brooms, Shovels, Mops, 5 Gallon Buckets, Coolers, Soaps “Bottle”, Cleaning Wipes, Towels Paper & Personal.

Pet food
batteries
flashlights
matches
candle’s
ice
canned goods
instant coffee
hand cleaner
clorox wipes
baby wipes and supplies

 

Money Donations
http://gbfd.net/2012/11/how-to-donate/

Facebook
Friend the Gerritsen Beach Sandy Relief
https://www.facebook.com/gerrittsenbeachfiredepartment

CHECK ON YOUR NEIGHBORS
Leave a note on your/your neighbor doors. Saying what was done, gas electric shut etc and if they are OK.

FEMA

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Garbage Pickup
regular garbage will be picked up tonight and debris will be picked up with special trucks tomorrow from 7am to 3pm

Senator Golden:

have issued a request to the New York City Office of Emergency Management, asking that Brooklyn’s Gerritsen Beach neighborhood, be reclassified as a Zone A for evacuation declarations. I have requested that OEM immediately conduct the necessary review in order that a formal change from a Zone B to a Zone A for flooding evacuation purposes be implemented.

Gerritsen Beach suffered severe flooding as a result of an unusual high tide during Hurricane Sandy with almost all homes being affected. In fact, some homes were flooded at the first floor and numerous rescues had to be undertaken by first responders, and sadly a death did occur. Frankly if not for the heroic efforts of the City’s emergency responders and the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Corps, more lives may very well have been lost.

Pictures and Video: Sandy Aftermath

Gerritsen Beach after Sandy

Gerritsen Beach after Sandy

Gerritsen Beach after Sandy

Gerritsen Beach after Sandy

Gerritsen Beach after Sandy

Gerritsen Beach after Sandy

Gerritsen Beach after Sandy

Spare a Thought for Gerritsen Beach

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Continue reading Pictures and Video: Sandy Aftermath

Breaking: Gerritsen Beach DESTROYED by Sandy

Update: Most of the beach is flooded, people are pumping out. I am not really taking pictures I have other responsibilities.

Share your pumps, CHECK ON ALL OF YOUR NEIGHBORS!

SEND ANY VIDEO OR PICTURES to info@gerritsenbeach.net

 

So this is the deal….

MOST IF NOT ALL of the OLD Section was flooded.
MOST IF NOT ALL of the NEW Section was flooded.

A HOUSE FLOATED IN AND LANDED ON MELBA CT

MULTIPLE CAR FIRES
1 HOUSE FIRE

THE VOLLIES OPENED RESURRECTION SCHOOL AS A LAST RESORT

TURN OFF YOUR GAS AND ELECTRIC IN YOUR HOMES.

Knapp Street 3-4 Feet of Water

 

Marty Golden Secures $43,000 Grant for Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department

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From the press release below and gbfd.net . State Senator Marty Golden has secured $43,000 for the Gerritsen Beach Fire Department for the purchase of a new vehicle.

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.

Wyld Chyld Tattoo Closed

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Wyld Chyld Tattoo (2606 Gerritsen Avenue) has closed after two years of operation.

During the time in business they did expand next door, expanding their operations.

The tattoo shop is located at what used to be the short lived M & M Isurance, and if we go way back the former Brooklyn Public Library

Lost Cat Found

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Simba, the lost cat, has been found in a nearby garage! This continues our 100% return record of the website.

Wanted: Lost Cat

I live in the New section on Devon and Aster Court. My cat Simba went missing last night. He is not a street cat. He does not go out. He was down at my parents house last night and I went to go get him and he must have slipped out the door. It is now 7 AM I have been up all night looking for him. Not sure if he got out and someone found him and took him or if he is roaming. I am sure he is Very Scared.

I am so Heartbroken right now. His name is Simba he is an orange peach color long haired cat. 646-346-0748

Flu Shots: Councilman Lew Fidler

Flu vaccinations make their way to U.S. Army in Europe

Councilman Lew Fidler in conjunction with Beth Israel/ Kings Highway Hospital is pleased to offer FLU SHOTS

To his constituents, free of charge

Thursday, October 11th – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday, October 15th – 10:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, October 26th – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31st – 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 7th – 3:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Currently, those age 18 and over are eligible.
Criteria are not under our control and are subject to change.

COUNCILMAN LEW FIDLER
1402 EAST 64TH STREET
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11234
(718) 241-9330
PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT

Will We Be Ready for Halloween?

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Halloween 2012 approaches and you maybe remember (Recently Transferred) Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Georgios Mastrokostas, had promised a sustained response over the years to ensure Halloween 2010 would never happen again. Halloween 2011 saw a major response and a quiet calm halloween.

That statement was the past, we now have a new Commanding Officer of the 61 Precinct; Captain John M. Chell. As of right now, there is no public statement or commitment of resources for our area. In comparison to last year, DI Mastrokostas reached out early to residents for ideas. Hopefully we will hear something soon.

Locally, there has not yet been any statement. However, the GBPOA (Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association) will meet the first Wednesday of October.

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The 61 will more than likely keep the same response level. If they keep the same level of response we should expect:

  • Officers at every other intersection.
  • Officers at the Parks.
  • Patrols following Buses.
  • Roving patrols in weeds with all terrain vehicles.
  • Sky Watch (this is a long shot, but it may be available)
  • TARU Video cameras and such (also a long shot but who knows)
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Before – Halloween 2010

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After – 2011

6 Years of Blogging

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This month, our blog turned six years old. Longtime readers may remember it all started out back in 2006 when neighborhood blogging was just starting to catch on. To celebrate the 6-year milestone, I searched through the archives for a few noteworthy posts. Here’s what I came up with.

September, 2006: Disgrace
May, 2007: Lowes Coming to Avenue U by Kings Plaza Area
April 2008: Bomb Threat at Sheepshead Bay High School
April, 2009: How Many Wood Chips Would a Contractor Dump if the Contractor was Dumping Wood Chips?
November, 2009: Dunkin Donuts Changes to Timmy’s Donuts
January, 2010:  I Blog New York: Your Guide to Gotham’s Best
November, 2010: No Police Response Despite Massive Damage by Local Teens
December, 2010: Five Days Later: This Guy
November, 2011: Breaking: Body Found at Point
April, 2012: Please Stop Tearing up The Fields

Thank You!

Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, thank you for contributing. Lots and lots of people have contributed in one way or another, and you are ALL fantastic!

Blackout in Beach

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Appproximately 3 am the power went out.

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Generator at Seba and Gerritsen

Vollies: Fall EMT Course

Thursday October 18, 2012 – Thursday October 18, 2012

43 Seba Avenue

View MapMap and Directions | Register

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.

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

Gerritsen Beach 9/11 Ceremony

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Marine Park 9/11 Ceremony

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