The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is asking area residents to support
the vital, life-saving services it provides for the Summit community in its 2019 annual fundraising appeal. Requests for tax-deductible donations to directly fund its operations were mailed to homeowners and
businesses in Summit during the week of September 22.
The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is not a city agency and receives no funding from the municipality; it relies solely on private donations to fund the purchase of medical supplies, equipment, and for professional training of its members. The First Aid Squad has no paid staff.
“A fundraising appeal was recently mailed by the First Aid Squad to all homes and businesses in Summit,” explains Squad President Bob Flanagan. “Our dedicated EMS volunteers save lives every day by providing the best emergency medical services possible at no cost to patients. We need your support to continue our essential work. Please consider making a donation today.”
While many towns have been forced to hire paid Emergency Medical Services (EMS) units, Summit remains one of the exceptions with its team of full-time, dedicated Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) volunteers, many of whom are Summit residents. Founded in 1962, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad responds to more than 2,100 calls a year.
In addition to its 65 adult members, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad includes 20 junior members, high school students ages 16 and older that assist in emergency calls.
The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, Inc. is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to providing emergency medical services (EMS), non-emergency ambulance transportation, and safety training to the Summit community. All of its services are provided free of charge and funded entirely through private donations. Follow these links for information on becoming a volunteer, or donating to the squad, or call 908-277-94