Monday, June 22, 2015

Message from the BCVFD


June 2015

BROAD CHANNEL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

The BCVFD wants to remind our neighbors that June 14th was the 98th anniversary of the Line of Duty Death of BCVFD Chief Christian Hoobs. Chief Hoobs was one of the founding members of the Department. The Chief suffered a fatal heart attack returning from a working fire. 

Our annual fund drive first sweep of the town was completed in May. As of this date 237 donations were received out of the 936 households in Broad Channel. 25% of the town has responded to date. 

Because this is the BCAC Mardi Gras, we will not be going back out door to door until September but we will be accepting donations via the mail or if you wish to stop by and visit.

On the building front, our finalized plans were submitted June 19th for final review from DASNY/NYSDOT and we expect the job to be bid let in September. 

Utilizing funding from the FHA sponsored by Clinton and Weiner, FEMA resources, a few grants from Audrey Pheffer and Huntley, and funds the BCVFD has dedicated from many Mardi Gras and loans we should see a November/December construction start. We also have acquired some FEMA funds to repair the 15 Noel Road building for our interim use and possible future career.

Dan McIntyre, President

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