Rombout Fire Company will be hosting two benefit pancake breakfasts for the Breezy Point Volunteer Fire Company on Sunday, November 25, and December 23. The benefit breakfast is from 8:00 to 11:00 AM at Rombout Station One at 901 Main Street, Fishkill near I-84 exit 12. All proceeds from the events will be donated to the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Company. In addition we will be offering 50 / 50 raffle tickets with half of the proceeds going to the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department and the other half to one lucky winner. Tickets will be available at both breakfasts and the big 50/50 drawing will be at 10:45 AM on December 23rd. Please join us for two delicious breakfasts for a great cause. Our firefighter chefs will be serving hot pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns and toast with piping hot coffee and tea and orange juice. Plus the omelet chef will be making omelets just the way you want in a cheery family setting. The price for adults is $8, senior citizens are $7, 5 to 12 is $6 and kids under 5 are free. For more info phone 845-896-8620 or visit our website at www.romboutfire.com or Facebook page at Rombout Fire Company Inc.
The tragedy of Super storm Sandy has had a catastrophic impact on the entire tri-state region; however, the community of Breezy Point, Queens in particular has been completely devastated. This close-knit community of hard working blue-collar workers is no stranger to tragedy in the past. In the wake of 9/11, the community mourned the loss of 37 of its own in the tragedy at the Twin Towers. A few months later an airliner departing from JFK airport crashed in the community.
The volunteer firefighters in chest high flood waters battled the firestorm as the flames leaped from house to house in the hurricane force winds. Over 110 homes, the primary residences of the very firefighters and emergency workers who were ready to serve their community were burned to their foundations. While the rest of the homes were ravaged by Sandy.s storm surge, the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Company were rescuing their neighbors and fighting the fire as best they could. Today Breezy Point department.s fire station is a damaged, its fire apparatuses, tools and firefighting equipment was contaminated by salt water and is unsalvageable. Those who devote themselves to help their neighbors are now in dire need. Rombout Fire Company is asking for your help.