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.
New Officers Take Helm of Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad
January 17, 2013
The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad swore in its new officers and board of trustees for 2013 at its last general meeting. Mayor Ellen Dickson administered the oath of office and thanked all squad members for their dedication and service to Summit.
Read about it in thealternativepress.com. Click here.
The capabilities of the all-volunteerSummit First Aid Squad were put to the test by super storm Sandy and the nor’easter that followed just 1 week later. Thanks to good planning and a dedicated membership, the Squad once again exceeded expectations.
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The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad recently launched our annual fund drive and as we ask for your continued support, we wanted to take a minute to thank the Summit community for the terriffic support we have received during our 50 year history.
State Dignitaries Honor First Aid Squad with 9/11 Memorial
September 29, 2012
State and local representatives came to honor the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad for their participation as First Responders on September 11th. The dignitaries officially presented an artifact piece of steel from the World Trade Center in honor of the squad's assistance and to the memory of lost squad member, Ian Thompson. During the dedication, Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno enlisted the participation of eight year old Amanda Brown. Amanda is the daughter of two squad members, Steven and Beverly Brown.
Read about the event in the Summit Patch and see the video of the Lt. Governor and Amanda. Click Here.
Read Jason Cohen's article in the Alternative Press. Click Here.
Read Barbara Rybolt's article in the Independent Press. Click Here.
At the September 5 meeting of Summit Common Council, Mayor Ellen Dickson issued a Proclamation designating September as "Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Month". Mayor Dickson recognized the squads 50 years of outstanding service to our community and congratulated its members on the recent celebration of their 50th anniversary. The Mayor and several members of Common Council were among the many visitors to the Squad “block party” event on July 28.
July 28, 2012 marks 50 years of service for the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad. For the past few months, in addition to their regular EMS duties, members of the all-volunteer squad have also been preparing to commemorate the golden anniversary.
Two of our volunteers, Stephen Brown and John Buscaino, recently completed the Emergency Medical Technician training program at Union County College and were awarded Student of the Year honors for their work in class. According to Laurie Sheldon the EMT Program Director, Stephen and John were selected as the “students who best exemplified the attitude, knowledge and skills an EMT should have”.