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News & Events

Many Friends Help Squad Dedicate New Building

About 300 people turned out to help the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad celebrate the Grand Opening of their new headquarters building.  Guests included current and former members, including a few charter members (from 1962), donors, designers, builders, members of our Police and Fire departments, neighboring EMS Squads, and Overlook MICU as well as several City officials.  Mayor Ellen Dickson led the ribbon cutting ceremony joined by Squad President Ken Herr, Captain Kari Phair, Building Committee Chair Carl Ganger, Common Council members Al Dill and Rich Madden and Alan Lieber, president

Squad Moves into New Home! Join Us for the July 4 Dedication

After more than 7 years of planning, 3 years of fundraising and a year of construction, the First Aid Squad has relocated to its newly completed headquarters building on Summit Ave.  Since May of last year, the Squad had been operating from temporary facilities donated by Chip Duane of the Salerno Duane Auto Group.


Summit Volunteer Honored During EMS Week

Jonathan Salazar an Emergency Medical Technician with the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad was honored by Overlook Medical Center with the EMT Excellence Award at Overlook’s annual EMS Awards dinner last night.  Overlook has sponsored this event for many years to observe National Emergency Medical Services Week and recognize area pre-hospital emergency medical providers.


May 17 - 23 is National EMS Week

National EMS Week, May 17-23, 2015, is a time to honor local EMS responders and promote awareness of their everyday services to the public.  Months ago, members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad had hoped to celebrate EMS week this year in grand fashion by officially opening their new headquarters on Elm Street across from the Middle School.  While the building is nearly complete, it’s not quite ready for squad members to move in yet. So, that celebration will come in July.  The Squad expects to start operating from the new building in June.


First Aid Squad Membership Honored with "Good Scout Award"

The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Membership was among 5 recipients of the Good Scout Award presented on April 29 during the Summit Good Scout dinner at the Grand Summit Hotel.  The other 4 recipients were  indiviiduals:Summit Police Lieutenant Michael Cantone, David Dietze, Rabbi Avi Friedman, and Summit High School Theatre Arts and Forensics Department Director Anne Poyner,

Squad Volunteers are "Busy Bees"

Summit’s EMS volunteers have grown accustomed to receiving multiple calls for help and have become quite good at answering them quickly.  Severe weather often brings an increase in ambulance calls that often come in rapid succession.  Earlier this year that included multiple calls for falls on the ice and car accidents and even a request to help cover emergencies in New York City.  Automobile accidents with multiple patients or fires or other emergencies that affect several people are also common causes of multiple ambulance responses.   But sometimes, the squad finds itself busy for no app

First Aid Squad to be Honored by Boy Scouts

The Summit Volunter First Aid Squad will be among the honorees at the 2015 Summit Good Scout Award Dinner on April 29 at The Grand Summit Hotel.

Read about it in this news article from The Alternative Press.

Squad Celebrates a Successful 2014

Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad recently gathered to commemorate the organizations accomplishments for 2014 at their annual recognition dinner.  Last year was among the most challenging in the squad’s 52 year history as members packed up and vacated their building and moved to temporary headquarters behind Salerno Duane Ford.  The squad’s original building was razed in June and its replacement is expected to be ready in the late Spring.

Summit EMS responds to winter emergencies in New York City

What began as a relatively mild winter took a turn for the worse in the past week. Like most residents, members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad were taken by surprise on Sunday morning, Jan. 18, when black ice developed throughout the city. 

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Squad Reorganizes for 2015

New officers and Trustees for 2015 were sworn in by Mayor Ellen Dickson at the Summit First Aid Squad's last General Meeting.  Ken Herr, a 25-year member who served as President in 2003-4 returns to that position.  Kari Phair, who has previously served multiple terms as Captain also returns to her former role.  Dave Schempp is the new Vice President, with Henrietta Mahon returning as Corresponding Secretary and Christine Raymond serving as the new Recording Secretary.  Trustees are John Buscaino, Mel Harari, Jane Mahoney, Kyle Mahoney, Steve Mortenson, Matt Raymond, George Shepherd and Nanc