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News & Events

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

Squad Members Tour New Home

Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad recently took a tour of the construction site on Elm St. to check out the progress of their new headquarters.  While the weather has caused a few delays, work is progressing and the Squad looks forward to moving into their new building this spring.

Squad Members Support Frozen Turkey Drive

Once again, members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad were out in force to help the Annual Frozen Turkey Drive on November 23.  The event is organized by the Other Fellow First Foundation, and takes place each year on Union Place just accross from The Summit Diner, also a supporter of the event.  This year also included a "Frozen Turkey Ride" sponsored by Hilltop Bicycles.  Four members of the First Aid Squad were among the almost 40 riders who participated in 12-mile ride from Hilltop Bicyles that included a stop at Kings Food Market in Summit to purchas

Squad Participates in Chamber Golf Outing

Summit First Aid Squad volunteers Jerry Madden, Dave Schempp, Ken Herr and Steve Brown represented the Squad at the Suburban Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing.

Squad Volunteers Make Long Journey to Cover "Stokes"

Squad members Linda Wolf and Greg Vartan returned home to provide EMS coverage at the Middle School's Stokes weeklend for the 3rd year in a row.  Read the article in The Altermative Press. Click Here

Squad Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Event on September 30

September is National Preparedness Month, and FEMA has designated Tuesday, September 30 as a "National PrepareAthon" day.  The First Aid Squad will help Summit participate by hosting a session “Are You Ready?” at 7 PM at the Summit Recreation Center, 100 Morris Ave.  Participants will learn how to create a disaster plan, build a supply kit, make the “stay or go” decision, and take steps to ensure their safety. Information from the American Red Cross, the City’s newly formed Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) and our Police and Fire departments will also be available.

All are welcome and there is no charge for the class.  Click Here to register online

Mayor Proclaims September Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Month

At the September 16 Common Council Meetng, Mayor Ellen Dickson issued a proclamation designating September as Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Mionth.  Squad President John Christmann also updated the City Council on the progress of the new building.  The Squad and Council honored Chip Duane for his outstanding support of the Squad during the construction project.  See the article in The Alternative Press: Click Here

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad meets $5 million Capital Campaign goal

John Christmann, president of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, reported to the Summit Common Council that the First Aid Squad has met its capital campaign goal, raising the $5 million necessary to replace its 50-year-old headquarters building.