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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
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.
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)
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.
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: email@example.com
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.