West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department

Deadly MVA

Saturday, November 30, 2013  A-947-3, C941 and DC942 responded to the report of a MVA into a residence with multiple calls. A 39 year old male was killed and his 37-year-old passenger injured in the 1 a.m. crash in Howard Beach, cops said. The 23-year-old driver in the other vehicle was taken to the hospital. Ambulance 947-3 transported one person to Jamaica Hospital in serious condition.



Hurricane Sandy -One Year Later

Wednesday, November 6, 2013   Due to the damages of Hurricane Sandy our ambulances were completely wiped out.  We have been running our EMS through vehicles that were donated. Through the gracious donations of our community, business and coverage we were able to order two twin ambulances built to our specifications. Pictures are shown under PHOTOS - AMBULANCES - 947/947-1

Thank you all for your support.



Hurricane Sandy - One Year Later

Monday, November 4, 2013  Members of WHBFD attended St. Barnabas Church located on 99th Street in the Old Howard Beach section of our response area, for mass to celebrate the community's unity in the year since the super storm.



Steven J. Siller Tunnel to Towers 9-11 Run

Sunday, September 29, 2013  Ex- Deputy Chief D. Amorim, and FF/EMT A.Sherman joined others to show their support for The Steven J. Siller Foundation - Tunnel to Towers Run in memory of FDNY S.Siller who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th, 2001. He ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel(Hugh Carey Tunnel) in full PPE to aid in rescue efforts at the World Trade Center.



Historic Picture Found

Sunday, September 29, 2013  A grandchild of  Past Member Joseph Graffagnino found a picture featuring past members and even a past mascot.  The member later became a FDNY firefighter based on dreams WHBFD helped build. His son and grandson followed his footsteps of being an FDNY firefighter.  His grandson made the ultimate sacrifice at the Deutsche Bank fire. May he rest in peace.



Howard Beach Columbus Day Parade

Sunday, September 29, 2013  Our Members joined in the annual Howard Beach Columbus - Italian Heritage Parade which starts on 156 Avenue and runs the length of Crossbay Boulevard through Howard Beach.



Halloween Costume BINGO!

Come Join Us on October 19th, 2013 at our firehouse located at 102-33 Davenport Court in Hamilton Beach for Halloween Costume BINGO!

The Fun starts at 6pm and runs until 10pm

Adults $10 Kids $5

Raffles, Food & Refreshments will be provided.

Come have some wonderful fun and Support your Local Volunteer Fire Department



We Remember Those Who Sacrificed All

Wednesday, September 11, 2013   12 years have passed since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, We take this moment to remember those who sacrificed all on that day.  We remember the 343 FDNY, 37 PAPD, 23 NYPD and numerous NYS Certified EMTs and Paramedics that were lost. We continue to say prayers for the Armed Forces that have sacrificed for our freedom and those who continue to protect us from terrorism. 




who succumbed to illnesses related to 9-11



We Join To Paint Stars

Tuesday, September 10, 2013   West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department members pop in to paint stars! The Stars of HOPE foundation was responsible for hanging the Stars of Hope throughout Howard Beach back in January!  They held a community painting event at Assembly of God located on 99th street, where many neighbors joined elected officials such as Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr, and Councilman Eric Ulrich. The Stars painted in neighborhood will be sent to New Jersey to help boost morale, as it has in our own neighborhood.

 Visit Starsofhopeusa.org

(L to R) Ex-Captain Pasqualicchio, Ex-Chief Aldana, Deputy Chief Zych, Patrick of Stars of HOPE

(L to R) Ex-Captain Pasqualicchio,
      Ex-Chief Aldana, Deputy Chief Zych,
      Patrick of Stars of HOPE


Have Your Pressure Checked

Tuesday, July 30, 2013  Come Join Us at The Annual Ave Maria Academy / Our Lady of Grace Parish Feast,  located in the parking lot of Ave Maria Academy at 101 Street and 158 Avenue.

We will be doing complimentary Blood pressures as well as answering any questions you may have.

July 31st until August 4th - Times vary, See local postings



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