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News The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department (Source: GBFD.net)
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The Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department, the volunteer firefighting base of Gerritsen Beach where many locals took refuge after Superstorm Sandy, is slated to get a $2.4 million overhaul to protect it from future extreme weather events. The funds come for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery following a proposal from the local NY Rising committee, and…

Events
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Just a reminder that State Senator Marty Golden will be holding another in a series of follow-up town hall meetings for those affected by Superstorm Sandy, January 24, 7:00 p.m. at Public School 277, 2529 Gerritsen Avenue. Also, another reminder that the final day residents affected by Sandy may apply for assistance from FEMA is…

Events
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State Senator Marty Golden will host two follow-up town hall meetings for those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The first meeting will be held January 16, 7:00 p.m. at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club, 3076 Emmons Avenue. FEMA has a Disaster Recovery Center stationed at the Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club, everyday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00…

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By Paul Moses Owning little more than he wore, Paul Paradiso lumbered forward on crutches into the cool dark training hall of the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department to see if he could find some clothes. Doreen Garson, assistant chief of the Vollies, as the volunteer department is called, told him to look inside the big…

Arts & Music
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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…