Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad President Bob Flanagan stands with Mayor Nora Radest, who holds the proclamation she issued September 17 declaring September as ‘Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Month’ in the Hilltop City.
The honor acknowledges the 94-member Squad and its all-volunteer membership — which includes 22 junior members — for more than 57 years of dedicated service to the Summit community. “The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad members have given an untold number of hours of service to Summit residents and patrons of our businesses, medical institutions and stores,” said Mayor Radest.
In addition to lauding the response to thousands of “routine” emergencies, the Mayor also noted the extraordinary service provided by the Squad during major incidents, including a major decontamination effort on September 11, 2001, and operating a temporary emergency clinic at their building during fire, power outrage at Overlook Medical Center.
Funded entirely by private donations and founded in 1962, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is the City’s primary Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency, answering 9-1-1 medical calls 24-hours a day as well as providing stand-by coverage at community and sporting events, non-emergency medical transport for Summit residents, community safety.
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