Madison to Broad Channel Fire Department: We Will Help You Rebuild

Help our town's ambulance association, volunteer firefighters, women's club, and town officials help a community on the south shore of Long Island rebuild after Sandy. Here's how ...


This information was provided by the Madison Ambulance Association, the town's volunteer fire departments, and the Women's Club of Madison:

The Town of Madison, CT and the Madison Ambulance Association will donate the Town’s 1998 ambulance to the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department located on the south shore of Long Island.  Broad Channel sustained heavy losses, including two ambulances and a fire engine, as a result of Hurricane Sandy three weeks ago.  A video of the damage and request for help can be seen at: http://youtu.be/2FPniy445fI.

The ambulance to be donated was scheduled to be traded in as part of purchasing the Town’s new ambulance.  However, the trade in amount was so small that the Board of Selectmen decided at their meeting on Nov. 13th that it should be donated to a worthy agency in need.  The Madison Ambulance Association then found the Broad Channel request.

As part of the ambulance donation, the Madison community is invited to “Stuff an Ambulance” with goods for the Broad Channel community in their time of need.  This effort is being spearheaded by the Madison Ambulance Association, Madison Hose Co. # 1, the North Madison Volunteer Fire Dept., and the Madison Women’s Club.  The following items are requested:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Work gloves
  • Winter gloves
  • Winter hats
  • Batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Dust masks
  • Band-aids
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Bleach
  • Buckets
  • Heavy duty garbage bags
  • Wipes
  • Diapers
  • New packs of underwear and socks
  • Extension cords
  • Power strips
  • Non perishable foods
  • Aluminum food trays
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper plates
  • Bowls
  • Cups
  • Plastic silverware
  • School supplies

People may drop off donated items on Saturday, 24 November 2012 from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Madison Hose Company # 1 (665 Boston Post Road) and the North Madison Volunteer Fire Company (864 Opening Hill Road).  Volunteers from the Fire Companies, Women’s Club and Ambulance will be on site to collect donations.

Donated items will be loaded into the ambulance and brought to the Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department.

If you are unable to donate on Saturday, donations can be dropped off at Madison Ambulance (9 Old Route 79) until Tuesday, 27 November 2012.

For more information contact EMS Director Chris Bernier at 203-245-9821 or chris.bernier@madisonambulance.org

Kathy DeBurra November 20, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Thank you Pem for the coverage! We all know that help is needed there and this really leads a path to know WHAT help is a priority need for our neighbors! I am so proud of all the VOLUNTEERS especially my gals in the Women's Club who jumped on board to support this so collectively!
Doug November 21, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Stong Work


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