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News & Events

Summit First Aid Squad's junior member program turns 44

To hear Mike D’Ecclessis tell the story, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad owes the existence of its junior member program to Father John McGovern at St. Teresa of Avila Church. “He was the one who said, ‘You guys should be doing something for the community,’” said D’Ecclessis.


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Salerno Duane Provides a Huge Helping Hand to Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad

Salerno Duane offers the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad a Temporary Home!

When construction begins on our new facility, our ambulances will be rolling from the Salerno Duane dealership on Broad Street. 

Come visit us there!

Thank you Salerno Duane for your extraordinary generosity!

Read about it on Salerno Duane's blog!  Click Here.


Crash to cradle: Summit squad helps local woman twice in six months

Kristin and Peter Touhill welcomed their daughter Maeve Elizabeth together, only moments before the Summit Volunteer Rescue Squad members arrived, just after 11 p.m. on Thursday, April 10.

Read about it in the Independent Press!  Click Here.

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad offers all types of memberships

Thinking about becoming a member of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad but not sure how much time it will take or what skills you need?

Why not sign up for the Observer Program? As an observer, you can spend a shift with a duty crew, ride along on any calls they receive and, in between calls, talk to members and learn more about being a member. . .

Read this great article on membership written by Barbara Rybolt!  Click Here.

New building will help Volunteer First Aid Squad meet Summit's 21st-century needs

Packing is continuing at the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad building, as members prepare to move the squad’s equipment into temporary facilities owned by Salerno Duane.

Once the move takes place, the current squad building can be demolished and a new one built.

Read this great article by Barbara Rybolt at  Click Here.

Summit Middle School Supports the Squad

Principal Matt Block (left) and Middle School students Curran Stockton and Thomas Quinn (president and vice president of student council) present squad president, John Christmann, with a check in support of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Capital Campaign.

Students at The Lawton C. Johnson Middle School raised funds for the squad during their annual spirit week.

Thank You Middle Schoolers!  You rock!


Four calls in 38 minutes for Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad

Some days at the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad are busier than others, and it isn’t always because of the weather.

On Monday, March 24, four calls came in between 2:40 and 3:18 p.m. . . . .

Read this great article by Barbara Rybolt printed in the Independent Press and

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Signs of Spring

While signs of Mother Nature's spring are eagerly awaited, the Summit Volunteer First Aid squad is putting up its own Capital Campaign signs all around the town, urging support for squad's badly needed new building.

Preparing to place the first sign in front of the SVFAS' building, the site of the new headquarters, (from left) are squad members Jerry Madden, Barbara Szymanski and Ken Herr, squad treasurer.

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad: 52 years of helping neighbors

Two years ago, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad celebrated 50 years of serving the residents of Summit . . .

Read the great article on our history published in the Independent Press and online at written by Barbara Rybolt!

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Campaign raising $5 million for new Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad building

The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad has taken a very big step, launching its first capital campaign in 50 years.

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The effort is well on its way, with community leaders and one corporation contributing $4.3 million of the $5 million goal.

A volunteer fundraising committee comprised of former Mayor Jordan Glatt; Brett Haire, president of the Other Fellow First Foundation; and corporate partner Kevin Cummings, CEO of Investors Savings, is leading the effort.