FOR FIRE & MEDICAL EMERGENCIES CALL:
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Garden City Park Fire
Department responded to a motor vehicle accident today at 9am on the corner of
Shelter Rock Rd and Old Searingtown Road. One person was injured and
removed to an area hospital. The accident occurred when a passenger
vehicle and a snowplow collided. A portion of Shelter Rock Road remained closed
to traffic for over an hour.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Owego (Upstate-NY) A Firefighter was killed in the Line of Duty and another was injured while operating at a mutual aid a fire in Newark Valley. The fire started just before 11pm last night and several nearby fire departments, including Owego, were called to assist the Newark Fire Department.
Owego Firefighters Matthew Porcari and Daniel Gavin were in the building when the floor collapsed. FF Porcari died in the fire. Gavin was taken to Wilson Hospital with burns before being transferred to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Webster, NY (Near Rochester): Two firefighters have died after being shot at the scene of a fire on Lake Road in Webster early this morning.Webster Police confirm that another two firefighters were also shot. They are being treated at Strong Memorial Hospital and are both listed in guarded condition.The fire started in a Lake Road house, near Bay Road. Webster Fire Department reports that an unknown gunman opened fire on crews as they arrived on scene.The fire then spread to three houses before firefighters could move in to extinguish the blaze.Webster Police report that there is no longer an active shooter.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The Firefighters, EMS Personnel, Ladies Auxiliary, and Junior Firefighters of the Garden City Park Fire Department are busy this weekend preparing Holiday Meals for the South Shore Fire Departments and surrounding communities that were devastated by Sandy. In conjunction with the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management and Island Harvest Food Bank, your local Garden City Park Volunteers will be cooking and preparing the food provided by OEM. The volunteer chefs will cook approximately 36 Turkeys, 10 Hams, 300 pounds of potatoes, and 150 cans of vegetables. They are utilizing the kitchens at both fire stations and will be going nearly around the clock in this ‘all-hands’ endeavor. The Garden City Park Fire Department, along with several other Nassau County Departments assisting OEM in an effort to bring some Holiday Spirit and Nourishment to the communities who need it most. The kitchens will be staffed an... [ more ]
Monday, December 10, 2012
Release Number: NR-080 NEW YORK – Survivors of Hurricane Sandy, who received a loan application from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), should take the time to fill it out and return it promptly. This includes homeowners, renters, business owners, and non-profit organizations that have called the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to register for disaster assistance. “SBA is our partner in disaster recovery. If you received an application from the SBA, whether you are a business, homeowner or renter, you need to return the application.” said Michael F. Byrne, coordinating officer for the federal recovery operations in the affected area. “Filling out the application is a necessary step to being considered for other forms of assistance.” An SBA disaster loan can help homeowners, renters and businesses cover any repair or rebuilding costs not covered by private insurance or cover disaster-related damage costs that exc... [ more ]
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
and PSOB Improvements Act Added to Defense Authorization Bill
November 29, the U.S. Senate agreed by a voice vote to an amendment offered by
Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Thomas Carper (D-DE), and
Scott Brown (R-ME) to add language to S. 3254, the National Defense
Authorization Act, reauthorizing the Assistance to Firefighters Grant
(AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant
programs through FY 2017. The amendment also included
language reauthorizing the United States Fire Administration (USFA).
the days leading up to the vote, National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) members
sent more than 1,000 messages using our Capwiz service to Senate
offices asking them to support the amendment. NVFC staff and board
members were actively lobbying for passage of the amendment as well. ... [ more ]
Monday, November 12, 2012
3 U.S. Army Reservists from
small towns in three different parts of upstate New York were killed in the
Line of Duty in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle.
The Department of Defense identified the soldiers as Staff Sgt. Dain Venne, 29, of Port Henry; Spc. Ryan
Jayne, 22, of Campbell, Spc. Brett E. Gornewicz, 27, of Alden. They died of
wounds suffered Saturday when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised
explosion device in Paktia province. All three were members of the Oswego-based
444th Engineer Co. and were assigned to the 178th Engineer Battalion of the
Vicksburg, Miss.-based 412th Theater Engineer Command. They were combat engineers conducting "route-clearing" duties
when an IED blasted their vehicle.
Staff Sgt. Venne was a volunteer Firefighter in his
hometown of Port Henry, NY, located on the western shore of Lake Champlain in
Essex County, 95 miles north of Albany. Earlier th... [ more ]
Friday, November 2, 2012
There are currently two very well
established and 100% reputable ways that we are currently aware of directly
related to how you can help East Coast Firefighters and Departments in need
related to Hurricane Sandy. As you know, numerous FD's and firehouses were
damaged and some were destroyed in areas such as Long Island, NYC and New
Jersey. Additionally, numerous Firefighters, EMT's and their families
have personally suffered major losses. The below two groups are 100% legit
organizations where we assure you that if you help and give, your
donations WILL directly benefit those Firefighters, their
families and fire/EMS departments in immediate and urgent need.
THE TERRY FARRELL FUND:
The Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund was established in memory of Terry Farrell,
a decorated member of FDNY Rescue 4 and Chief of the Dix Hills (Long Island)
VFD. Terry, along with 342 of his brothers, pe... [ more ]
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Auxiliary of the GCPFD is proud to offer a treasured collection of recipes from manyoutstanding cooks whose recipe contributions have made this book possible.Download Flyer Here
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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