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News & Events

Junior EMS Members Participate in Mass Casualty Exercise

On Tuesday, May 20, 2019, junior members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad responded to a staged Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) at the squad building on 1000 Summit Ave.

Steve Mortenson Receives EMT Excellence Award from Overlook

Stephen Mortenson, a member of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad received the 2019 EMT Excellence Award from Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, at the hospital's 23rd annual Excellence in EMS Awards Celebration.

The event, which took place on May 23 at Galloping Hill Golf Course, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders in the communities they serve and highlighted the accomplishments of standout members from local squads in the region to help mark National EMS Week.

Squad Awarded $4K Grant from Junior League of Summit

The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad has received a $4,000 grant from the Junior League of Summit, Inc. to help fund the purchase of digital radios that will be compatible with other communications systems used by first responders in Summit and the surrounding area.

Investors Bank Helps Squad with Radio Upgrade

The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad has received a $20,000 grant from Investors Foundation for the purchase of digital radios that will be compatible with systems used by first responders in Summit and the surrounding area.

Squad Reorganizes for 2019

Mayor Nora Radest accepted an invitation to the First Aid Squad’s annual reorganization meeting to administer the oath of office to the officers and trustees for 2019, a task she was happy to perform for the 3rd consecutive year.

Bob Flanagan, who previously served as Vice President is the Squad’s new president.  John Christmann is the new Vice President.  Dave Bernstein and Katherine Ganger will continue to serve as Treasurer and Recording Secretary respectively, while Fred Schwarzmann will serve as the new Corresponding Secretary.

Summit EMS Holiday Video 2018

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season from your neighbors at the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad!

Squad answers 164 calls in November

Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad still make 'house calls', including over 80 in November.

Fund Drive is Off to a Good Start

In early October, the Squad launched its annual fundraising appeal Neighbors Helping Neighbors. The goal of the campaign is to raise $300,000 to fund squad operations and help offset costs associated with an impending upgrade to a digital radio network for use with Summit police and fire departments in emergency response actions.

St. Teresa's Encourages All to Support Squad

Each Fall, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad launches an annual fund drive help pay for the services it provides. This week St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit responded to that appeal with a donation to the Squad. Squad President John Buscaino was joined by Recording Secretary Katherine Ganger to accept the donation from Fr. Kevin Valle. St.

Squad Volunteers Rush to Multiple Accidents

Friday evening rush hour was a busy one for the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad as it’s members once again had all 3 ambulances staffed responding to multiple calls. The first call for help came just before 5:00 PM for a 3-car accident on Route 24.  Two ambulance crews from Summit and another from Millburn-Short Hills responded and transported multiple patients to Morristown Medical Center. 

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