Our newest ambulance and first responder unit were both funded with grants.
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During the 2023 calendar year, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (Summit EMS) received grants from several Summit-based organizations that have been long-time supporters of the Squad. They include The Summit Luminary Fund, The Summit Foundation, Junior League of Summit, and  Overlook Foundation.  The Squad was also named a beneficiary in a bequest from the Estate of Dawn Wolfenbarger.   

The Summit Foundation grant was used to purchase radio and computer equipment for the Squad’s new ambulance.  The Junior League of Summit grant funded EMT refresher courses required by the State of New Jersey.  The grant from Overlook Foundation will be used for required upgrades to the Squad building. The grant from Summit Luminary Fund and the bequest will assist the Squad’s mission to continue providing quality emergency medical services to the community. 

George Shepherd, Chief of Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, commented on the financial gifts.  “We are very thankful for the support we have received from Summit Luminary Fund, The Summit Foundation, Junior League of Summit, Overlook Foundation, and the Wolfenbarger estate.  Summit EMS depends upon the generosity of the people of Summit to sustain the excellence of services we provide.”

In early 2024, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad received an additional financial gift from The Summit Luminary Fund.

Summit EMS has been responding to 9-1-1 calls for medical assistance in the City of Summit and the surrounding area for more than 61 years and continues to provide services at no expense to its patients.  Responding to over 2,300 calls each year, the Squad is staffed entirely by volunteers and relies solely on donations, receiving no funding from the City of Summit.

The Squad is always looking for new volunteers to join its ranks. All needed training, uniforms and equipment is provided. For information on becoming a volunteer, or donating to the squad please call 908-277-9479, or visit our: Membership page.

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