Between spending his time at home, at work and volunteering, Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dan McIntyre somehow still finds time to renovate and repair the BCVFD’s 105-year-old firehouse, which was desperately in need of concrete padding in the backyard to be used for an equipment storage shed.
McIntyre contacted Quadrozzi Concrete Corp. in early December to ask for a quote for a 23-by-18-foot concrete pad. Instead he received some surprising news from sales representative Carl Adler: the company would happily donate the material.
Adler told McIntyre the firm’s owners recognize the contributions of the department’s volunteers and would be honored to help. It turned out the company was so eager to help, it even sent employee Bruce D’Anna to the firehouse to instruct volunteers working on the project.
On Dec. 12, D’Anna and his nephew, Ricky, arrived at the firehouse in a cement truck and got to work, helping the volunteers pour, spread and float the cement. “We could not have done this without their help,” a grateful McIntyre said.
Speaking on behalf of the department, McIntyre praised Quadrozzi for its help. “Their dedication to this small project was fantastic,” he said.
“We at the BCVFD wish to especially thank Bruce and Ricky D’ Anna. These two gentlemen provided skills necessary to get this job done correctly.”
The chief continued, “It was good to see that we still have people and businesses willing to lend a hand and donate time and material when its most needed. Thanks again and great job.”
Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dan McIntyre stands in the backyard of the BCVFD’s firehouse before a local company donated materials and time to help give it a much-needed makeover. (photo by Lee Landor)