West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department

3rd Annual Blood Drive

Saturday, April 13, 2013  The West Hamilton Beach Fire Dept. will be hosting its 3rd annual blood drive with the New York Blood Center on Saturday, April 13th from 9 am-1:30 pm. It will be held at the fire house which is located at
102-33 Davenport Ct. Howard Beach, NY 11414. Corner of 104 ST & Davenport Ct.

Please visit the event page on Facebook and respond to the event. Also feel free to send the invite and/or forward this email to friends and family. Any questions about donating can be answered by visiting the NY Blood Center website (see below) or by calling 800-688-0900.

Your donation will help to save up to THREE lives. Our community hospitals need your help. Please share this lifesaving gift! Thank you for caring!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/192231064234619/

NY Blood Center: http://www.nybloodcenter.org/index.jsp

WHB Website: www.WHBVFD.org

Thank you,

John Passarella



Box 1746 - All Hands Brush Fire

Wednesday, April 10, 2013  E-946, A947-3, DC942 & Capt943 responded to the report of a brush fire at 78th Street between 158 and 159 Avenues.  Upon arrival FDNY E331 transmitted the box for a large area brush fire.  E-946 was able to extinguish the fire from the east as FDNY E331 did so from the west. The fire was able to destroy approximately 2 acres of wildland.



MVA - Overturn with Pin

Tuesday, April 9, 2013  A947-3 Responded to the report of an overturned vehicle on the Belt parkway.  Upon arrival A947-3 had a total patient count of 6 patients.  The vehicle was headed east-bound on the Nassau Expressway when it some how lost control sending it over the guard rail and down onto the east-bound Belt Parkway.  All patients were transported to various trauma hospitals.  The patients were extricated by FDNY E331 & L173.



Deadly Accident on Belt Parkway

Wednesday, March 27, 2013  A947-3 responded to the report of a pedestrian struck on the Belt Parkway.  Upon arrival a female patient had been trying to cross the belt parkway when she walked in front of a motorcycle, which struck her.

Both patients were transported to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition.

 The motorcyclist was transported by A947-3



City Council Honors Volunteer Fire Departments

Friday, March 15, 2013  The five volunteer fire departments of Queens District 32 were recognized and honored by the City Council for their work during and after Super Storm Sandy. The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Broad Channel VFD, Roxbury VFD, Point Breeze VFD and Rockaway Point VFD were awarded a City Council proclamation by Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilman Eric Ulrich before the Stated Meeting of the City Council on Wednesday, February 27th.

Honoring the volunteer fire departments was the least the City Council could do to thank them for their heroism and for the role they play in keeping the community safe. Their response to the storm and their numerous acts of going above and beyond the call of duty were proof of just how important they are to the communities of the Rockaways and Broad Channel.



2 Alarm Brush Fire

Wednesday, March 6, 2013  Engine 946 responded to a report of a brush fire at 159 avenue and 78th Street,  The fire was transmitted to a Second Alarm.  The scene of the fire is being investigated by NYPD due to the findings of a homicide.

Queens Courier




Cobb County generous Donation

Cobb County

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 



Members Arrive in Georgia

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.



Another Great Donation

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.



Our 85th Anniversary

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.



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