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Squad Volunteers Rush to Multiple Accidents

Mon, 2018-10-15 15:32 -- John Staunton

Friday evening rush hour was a busy one for the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad as it’s members once again had all 3 ambulances staffed responding to multiple calls. The first call for help came just before 5:00 PM for a 3-car accident on Route 24.  Two ambulance crews from Summit and another from Millburn-Short Hills responded and transported multiple patients to Morristown Medical Center. 

Just a few minutes later, Summit received another 9-1-1 call for a report of a person who fell from a roof in a west Summit neighborhood.. Two off-duty members who live in the area responded directly to the scene while a 3rd went to the Squad’s headquarters to pick up an ambulance to drive to the scene.  That patient was also transported to Morristown Medical Center.  The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad has at least 1 ambulance crew on duty 24/7.  When additional help is needed off-duty members are summoned by radio, text and a phone app. It’s not uncommon for all 3 of Summit’s ambulances to be out on simultaneous calls and it generally happens at least once a month.

The all-volunteer First Aid Squad is entirely funded through private donations and does not bill for service.  The Squad has 90 members, including 20 junior members and is always looking for new volunteers to join its ranks. All needed training, uniforms and equipment is provided. Follow these links for information on becoming a volunteer, or donating to the squad.

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