Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
WHBFD Deputy Chief Zych and Captain Corchado arrived in Cobb County, Georgia to receive a great donation of a Pierce Pumper. They were welcomed with open arms by the members of the Cobb County Fire Department who had prepared breakfast for them. DC Zych and Captain Corchado successfully drove the rig from Georgia to our Firehouse over the weekend of Feb 23rd without any speed bumps.A great thank you goes to The Terry Farrell Fund.
Friday, February 8, 2013
MARIETTA, Ga. -
The Cobb County Fire Department has sent help to another
department hundreds of miles away. They are donating a spare fire engine
to a volunteer fire department in New York after that area lost three
trucks due to Hurricane Sandy.When Sandy slammed into the
Eastern Seaboard in October, it devastated West Hamilton Beach in
Queens, New York and took out the volunteer fire department.West
Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Chief Jonah Cohen told All News 106.7's
Trey Thomas that the storm surge from the superstorm went up to the
windshields of the fire trucks.Now they are getting mutual aid
from the Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services. Cobb County Fire Chief
Sam Heaton said that he hopes the engine does what it needs to do in
West Hamilton beach.Chief Heaton presented the title to Engine
34 to the Terrry Farrell Firefighters Fund on Wednesday. The
organization is named after a New York Firefighter who lost his life
saving others on September 11th.Engine 34 here has been in
service in Cobb County since the early 1990s. It has more than 170,000
miles on it, but there is still plenty of mileage left to service a
volunteer fire department.Sean Gray with the Terry Farrell
Firefighters Fund said that the engine will help the firefighters in New
York to start responding to calls again. Cobb County rolled out
two new engines both worth $1 million this week paid for with SPLOST
funds approved by voters. Officials say Cobb County residents are
fortunate enough to have a fire department and the funds to pay for it
while West Hamilton Beach relies on fundraisers. Chief Cohen says their
volunteer department cannot raise even $250,000 a year.Engine 34 will arrive in Queens, New York in about a week. The Roswell Fire Department also donated a fire engine to another department hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
On Jan 31st, 2013, The Officers and Members of the West Hamilton Beach Fire Department celebrated our 85th Anniversary. The annual dinner, dance, and installation was held at Russo's On the Bay. Members received awards and citations for numerous events such as Life saves during Hurricane Sandy and for the aftermath of the storm.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
ALL RESIDENTS of Howard Beach, Rockwood Park, Hamilton Beach, And
Ramblersville on Saturday December 22 ,2012 @ 630 pm there will be a
Christmas tree lighting at the West Hamilton Beach Fire house in the
parking lot for all those who were effected by super storm Sandy. We want
to try and make your holiday season a little better so please spread
the word and let your neighbors know what we are doing. Everyone is
invited so please bring the family there might even be a early visit
from Santa. More detailed information will be posted by Monday night
.Happy Holidays from our family at WHBVFDContact Lt. N. Spinelli for any and all questions.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
As we celebrate the holidays, recover from sandy and now deal with heartbreak for the unfortunate shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Please keep the parents of the 20 children in your hearts and minds as they deal with this tragic time. FF Quiles, a father, created this memorial at our firehouse located under our flag pole which is at half staff in remembrance for the lives lost.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
DEPARTMENT ELECTIONS AND DECEMBER GENERAL MEETING HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DECEMBER 19TH at 2000hrs. By Orders of Chief Aldana
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Its that time of the year again. We are now taking calls for our annual Christmas Eve Santa Run for the residents of Hamilton Beach ,Howard Beach , and Rockwood Park. Santa will be riding out with the West Hamilton Beach Fire Department from 5pm -11pm on December 24 So call the fire house and set up your appointment so Santa can come to your house. (718) 843-1716 Please have your Name, Address, Phone number, and Projected time of Santas arrival ready when you call...Happy Holidays !
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The link is New York 1 News coverage of Our residents who were saved during Hurricane Sandy as they came to say thank you to the Members who saved them.http://www.ny1.com/content/173151/queens-fire-department-who-aided-residents-during-sandy-needs-help
Fox 5 NYC
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Local residents saved during height of storm come to say thank you to the crew.
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