Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department Celebrating 90 Years

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Source: gbfd.net

In 1922, after a fire destroyed a house in Gerritsen Beach, residents came together to form the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department, the only all-volunteer fire department in Brooklyn.

The GBFD is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a journal compiling photos and stories of the “Vollies” throughout the years. From their press release:

Everybody who has ever lived in Gerrittsen Beach has seen the Vollies in action whether it be a summer brush fire, investigating odors, operating at a car accident or even in your own house treating your family or plugging a broken pipe. In order to make this journal a success we need to hear your stories. Please share any photos or personal stories you may have with us so we can document the past ninety years of Brooklyn’s only Volunteer Fire Department.

The journals will be available at the 90th Anniversary Dinner on October 20 at AOH Hall 2750 Gerritsen Avenue.

The Vollies are also encouraging local businesses to take out ads in the journal to help its funding.

Please send any photos, stories, ad inquiries or questions to Pat Klein at journal@gbfd.net or call 718-332-9292 and leave a message with the dispatcher on duty.

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  • A. Whyatt Mann

    Congrats to the Gerrisen Beach Volunteer Fire Dept and the PROUD WHITE human beings that live there. Gerritsen Beach is a prime examplle of how good a neighborhood will stay when “”””N 1 6 6 E R S””” are not allowed in. Long live Gerritsen Beach and the “Kiu Klux Klan”!!!!!!

    • nolastname

      Even the KKK does not always hide under a mask…I will call you BOY without Balls.

    • Macaroon

      The Do nothing Republicans sat on Trumps wall, the dummy Republicans had a great fall, then fell down & then, they may never get back together again.

    • Macaroon

      The do nothing Republicans sat on Trumps wall, the dummy Republicans had a great fall, they fell down & then they can never get back together again.

  • nolastname

    This “boy” is a disgrace…his own family probably hates him…Can’t Discus trace the poor excuse for a human? With all his racist remarks there should be a department interested in his ass.

    • Alex Ellefson

      I keep trying to ban his IP address, but he just uses a new one.

      • nolastname

        And I believe you. Can the ip address provide locations of the computers?
        It can’t be a lost cause….