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2009-01-02

Broad Channel Bits

Happy New Year everyone! Did you leaf through last week's Wave looking for Bits, not find it and leaf back through—glancing at the index, and realize the column was—gasp—missing?

 


2009-01-02

To BCVFD, City And FD Are Zeros, Not Heroes

When Hillary Clinton, soon to be our new Secretary of State, came to Broad Channel several years ago for a Korean Veterans Memorial ceremony, she took one look at the 100-year-old firehouse used by the community's volunteer fire department and immediately promised them help in building a new facility.

 


2009-01-02

FD Puts Kibosh On BCVFD Firehouse

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department's dream of one day operating out of a state-of-the-art firehouse on Cross Bay Boulevard seems to have been ended by officials of the city's fire department, who indicated this week that the federal funds for the firehouse would be better spent for them.

 


2008-12-26

The Little Engines That Couldn’t

FOR a century, the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department has occupied a small red firehouse about 400 feet from the waters of Jamaica Bay, Queens. The building, with one garage door, barely accommodates the department’s fleet of two ambulances and two fire trucks, one of which bears the volunteers’ nom de guerre, “Renegade Warriors.”

 


2008-12-09

DOT blocking long awaited firehouse

The 45-member Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department (BCVFD) has been saving and raising funds - $440,000 in total - for the last 10 years for a new firehouse, but the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is balking at the project - not answering letters or emails - according to Eddie O’Hare, 49, president of the organization.

 


2008-12-02

Department of Transportation roadblocks firehouse in Broad Channel

Volunteer firefighters in Broad Channel are used to battling blazes and saving lives, but now they're facing a new challenge - bureaucratic red tape.

 


2008-11-21

Volies' New Firehouse Stopped Dead By DOT

In March of 2005, Congressman Anthony Weiner stunned the 100th anniversary dinner of the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department with news that he and Senator Hillary Clinton had come up with $1 million dollars to build a new firehouse on Cross Bay Boulevard to replace the 100-year-old Noel Road facility.

 


2008-06-13

Broad Channel Bits

A Fund Drive update from BCVFD chief, Dan McIntyre: "The BCVFD has completed a first visit to all homes in town. We are happy to announce that, as of this date, 26% of our neighbors have contributed to the 2008 Fund Drive effort. Members will be heading out to those who we have not heard from, during the weeks to come.

 


2008-05-08

‘No Parking’ Signs Anger Locals

The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department has never had any problems, according to volunteer Fred Grey,

 


2008-04-25

In Quarters

Once again the weather is getting nice, flowers are blooming and summer is around the corner. This means swimmers, boaters, jetskis and water rescues for the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance rescue. This year our response to water emergencies will be a little faster thanks to the newest addition to the BCVFD. We recently received a 21-foot center console, twin 90 turbo outboard motorboat with trailer from an army base in Virginia.

 

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