Branchport/Keuka Park Fire Department 3686 Route 54A Branchport, NY 14418 (315) 595-2296 phone (315) 595-6685 fax email: BKPFD@BKPFD.org
Dear Friends and Neighbors Your support is needed.
The Branchport Keuka Park Volunteer Fire Department is now beginning its Annual Fund Drive. Your support plays a vital role in the ongoing effort of our Firefighters, Medical Responders, and SCUBA Dive Team to provide the fast, reliable services upon which you depend. This year, the BKPFD responded to an average of 3 to 4 emergency calls per week, with a 6.5- minute average response time per call, or about 3 minutes less than the national average for volunteer fire departments. We take swift professional action in every situation, and we’re proud of the commitment of our Department’s members, as well as the appreciation of the people we serve. Supporting your Fire Department can extend beyond a financial contribution. We are always looking for people who are willing to volunteer and join the department. Being a BKPFD member doesn’t always involve fighting a fire or going through the necessary training to respond to every alarm. We gladly accept anyone who wants to help by donating their time and energy to keep our local area and our families safe and there is a job for everyone who wants to be involved. We have a junior firefighter program for youth 16-18 and also have an Auxiliary program for anyone, male or female, from our community who may not want to participate in emergency operations but would be willing to serve in a support role We are also looking for people willing to take on the challenge of becoming a Firefighter, Emergency Medical Responder, or SCUBA Dive Team Member. Please leave a voice message at the station (315)-595-2296, or contact any member if you or someone you know might be willing to come alongside us to serve. It’s a great way to give back to your community! Another thing you can do to support us is to conspicuously post your address number on your mailbox and the front of your house. There are times when we are searching for someone who needs help and these numbers become vital information for us to quickly find the location of an emergency.
We work hard to maintain your trust and we depend on your generosity. While allocations from taxes cover a percentage of our expenses, we still must rely on your donations to the Fund Drive for the rest. Your financial support is what gives us the ability to keep responding 24/7-365 days a year. Please send your tax-deductible contribution today. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, The members of the Branchport / Keuka Park Fire Department