2007-12-14 / Community

In Quarters

By Chris 'Bubba' Kalisak Firefighter/EMT: Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department

CHRIS KALISAK CHRIS KALISAK Hello again, all my faithful readers. Happy holidays to each one of you! Well, I'm back after I had some oral surgery done; the doctor pulled 14 teeth from the top of my mouth! I know it sounds painful, but I really didn't feel any pain.

Now, I'm back to let you know that the BCVFD is having their annual Christmas Eve visit from Santa Claus!

We are taking calls at the firehouse (718-474-6888) to set up a 15- minute visit per household, because of Santa's busy schedule!

We ask only for a donation of $25 per house.

Parents will be instructed on the phone of any other details.

The visits are from 7-10 p.m., so let's call up and reserve your time slot now, while they are available!

The members of the BCVFD are also going around collecting ads for their annual officers' installation dinner-dance.

The 2008 dinner-dance will be held this year at the Roma View Hall in Howard Beach, on Saturday, February 9, 2008, from 7:30-11:30 p.m.

The cost of a $65 ticket will include a deejay, open bar, six-course meal and a champagne toast!

Every year, we print up a journal book for the dinner-dance that contains messages, information, and boosters that help support the BCVFD. Everyone who attends the event and takes an ad will receive a copy of our journal book. This journal is good for businesses to help advertise your goods and services, as well as to help the BCVFD.

Remember, all donations are tax-deductible, so call now for your tickets in advance.

This is always a night to let loose while supporting your local vollies, but if you can't make it and can't take out an ad, call the firehouse; we are always looking for a helping hand!

Before I leave you till next time, I would like to give you all some fire safety tips so you can all have a safe and happy holiday!

Don't forget to change the batteries in both your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

The batteries last about six months, but always test them by pushing the alarm buttons. Also, those of you who have real Christmas trees, don't forget to water them! And if you leave your house unattended, please turn off all unnecessary lights. We don't want to lose anything under, or around the trees, especially you!

So remember to always support your local volunteers in any way you can! Thank you all and stay safe…….ho!....ho!....ho!

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