We are funded entirely through private donations. We do not receive any tax dollars from the City of Summit or any other government agency. Please help us continue our vital service.
The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization providing pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation. We render aid and assistance to over 22,000 people in Summit.
Emergency Medical Services are provided at no charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all those in need. We respond to more than 2,000 emergency calls each year.
The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is considered a leader in Emergency Medical Services in the region and aids as the back-up response unit for many nearby towns throughout Union, Morris and Essex Counties. In 2016 the Squad responded to 242 mutual aid calls in 8 surrounding towns..
The Squad is run by officers and a Board of Trustees who are elected from among the membership.
The Squad belongs to several organizations which assist us in providing training, gaining access to the current trends and information in the EMS field and help to share information and resources with other emergency services providers. These include:
The First Aid Squad also has also served as a training site for programs from:
In 2016 the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad handled a total of 2,309 calls, up from 2,268 in 2015. Of these, 2,213 were emergencies, 46 were pre-arranged transportations, and 47 were as standby services at fire scenes and special events in town. Over 100 different volunteer members responded to these calls throughout the year putting 8,635 miles across our three ambulances and our first response vehicle.
We have consistently answred 2,000 or more calls for help each year. for the past several years.
We also provide mutual aid to surrounding communities to assist them when they are unable to answer an emergency call, and occasionally receive such help from surrounding communities when it is necessary in Summit. In 2016 the Squad was able to assist surrounding towns 242 times, and increase over 2016 of 30 calls. This level of assistance is a direct reflection of our healthy membership and dedication of our many volunteers.