2009-01-23 / Community

Quadrozzi Concrete Corp. Assists BCVFD

On December 12, 2008 Quadrozzi Concrete Corp assisted the BCVFD with a project that has been on the department's "to-do" list for many years. The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps is headquartered in a 105- year-old building on Noel Road in Broad Channel. Over the building's 100- year history many renovations and additions have taken place, as emergency equipment and apparatus grew larger. One area of the 25-by-100- foot property that was always overlooked was the small backyard, which was used for storage over the years.

Early in December, the department contacted Quadrozzi for a quote for a concrete pad 23 by 18 feet, to cover the open yard. Quadrozzi's sales department representative, Carl Adler, informed the department that the company would donate the material. Adler stated that the owners recognize the contributions the volunteers make and would be honored to help.

Bruce D' Anna, a Quadrozzi employee, contacted the department and said that he would help with the project. D'Anna arrived and instructed the BCVFD members on the forming and grading necessary to obtain a good pour of concrete. D' Anna and the members met the arriving cement truck, which was driven by D' Anna's nephew, Ricky. Together the two poured, spread, floated and finished the surface.

The new concrete pad will be used to construct a storage shed, which will house equipment once material is secured. The department now has a safe place to store their water rescue boat and trailer. The once muddy backyard is now a usable asset.

Thanks to Quadrozzi's help, one project on the BCVFD's "to-do" list is complete. Their dedication to this small project and the help their salesman Carl Adler provided allowed the department to complete a much needed repair. The dispatchers Carl and Joe also assisted. The BCVFD give thanks to the Quadrozzi Concrete Corp; especially Bruce and Ricky D' Anna, who provided the skills necessary to get the job done correctly. "It was good to see that we still have people and businesses willing to lend a hand and donate time and material when it's most needed," said Dan McIntyre of BCVFD. "Thanks again, great job!"

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