Summit volunteers collect donations to benefit New Jersey Community Food Bank
December 2, 2013
Despite the frigid weather, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad and a number of other volunteers turned out to collect frozen turkeys, canned goods and donations to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank on Nov. 24.
The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad will host another free CPR class at their building on Thursday, November 21 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Successful students will receive a “CPR for Healthcare Providers” certificate from the American Heart Association. The First Aid Squad building is located on Summit Ave. across from the Lawton C. Johnson Middle School.
First Aid Squad Hosts Emergency Preparedness Class
September 23, 2013
The First Aid Squad will host a session “Are You Ready” On Sunday, September 29 at 7 PM at their building. Participants will learn how to create a disaster plan, build a supply kit and make the “stay or go” decision. Information from the American Red Cross and the City’s newly forming Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) will also be available.
Summit First Aid Squad Juniors Win Scholarship Awards
June 24, 2013
Four graduating high school students from the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Junior Program have been awarded the Investors Savings Alice B. Nichols Scholarship Award for 2013. The awards were given to Junior Members Carl Ganger, Alex Fortune, Michael Gelber, and Miriam Meller.
For the 15th consecutive year the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad provided Emergency Medical Services to the annual bike ride to benefit Multiple Sclerosis. Since 1998 the Summit EMS bike team has participated in the Bike MS event, providing care and assistance to riders on a 50-mile route along the Jersey Shore.
The MS Society event is held the third Saturday of May every year.
Squad Captain, John Staunton, gets ready to deliver meals to senior residents with volunteer Nancye Falzon. SAGE Eldercare in Summit coordinates the Meals On Wheels program with volunteers, who deliver meals Monday through Friday to elderly residents in parts of Union, Essex and Morris Counties.