Neighbors helping neighbors since 1962

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Whether you want to ride with a crew or be part of our administration, we are always looking for volunteers. Find out how to join our team!

We are funded entirely through private donations.  We do not receive any tax dollars from the City of Summit or any other government agency.  Please help us continue our vital service.

News & Events

Squad Participates in Chamber Golf Outing

Summit First Aid Squad volunteers Jerry Madden, Dave Schempp, Ken Herr and Steve Brown represented the Squad at the Suburban Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing.

Squad Volunteers Make Long Journey to Cover "Stokes"

Squad members Linda Wolf and Greg Vartan returned home to provide EMS coverage at the Middle School's Stokes weeklend for the 3rd year in a row.  Read the article in The Altermative Press. Click Here

Squad Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Event on September 30

September is National Preparedness Month, and FEMA has designated Tuesday, September 30 as a "National PrepareAthon" day.  The First Aid Squad will help Summit participate by hosting a session “Are You Ready?” at 7 PM at the Summit Recreation Center, 100 Morris Ave.  Participants will learn how to create a disaster plan, build a supply kit, make the “stay or go” decision, and take steps to ensure their safety. Information from the American Red Cross, the City’s newly formed Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) and our Police and Fire departments will also be available.

All are welcome and there is no charge for the class.  Click Here to register online

Mayor Proclaims September Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Month

At the September 16 Common Council Meetng, Mayor Ellen Dickson issued a proclamation designating September as Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Mionth.  Squad President John Christmann also updated the City Council on the progress of the new building.  The Squad and Council honored Chip Duane for his outstanding support of the Squad during the construction project.  See the article in The Alternative Press: Click Here

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad meets $5 million Capital Campaign goal

John Christmann, president of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, reported to the Summit Common Council that the First Aid Squad has met its capital campaign goal, raising the $5 million necessary to replace its 50-year-old headquarters building.

End of an Era for Original First Aid Squad Building

During the summer, the original Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad building was demolished to make way for a new headquarters and construction is well underway. The original building served the First Aid Squad for 50 years.  Read the article published in the Independent Press:  Click Here

 

 

 

Summit First Aid Squad's junior member program turns 44

To hear Mike D’Ecclessis tell the story, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad owes the existence of its junior member program to Father John McGovern at St. Teresa of Avila Church. “He was the one who said, ‘You guys should be doing something for the community,’” said D’Ecclessis.

 

Read the rest of this story written by Barbara Rybolt at NJ.com.  Click here.

Salerno Duane Provides a Huge Helping Hand to Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad

Salerno Duane offers the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad a Temporary Home!

When construction begins on our new facility, our ambulances will be rolling from the Salerno Duane dealership on Broad Street. 

Come visit us there!

Thank you Salerno Duane for your extraordinary generosity!

Read about it on Salerno Duane's blog!  Click Here.

 

Crash to cradle: Summit squad helps local woman twice in six months

Kristin and Peter Touhill welcomed their daughter Maeve Elizabeth together, only moments before the Summit Volunteer Rescue Squad members arrived, just after 11 p.m. on Thursday, April 10.

Read about it in the Independent Press!  Click Here.

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad offers all types of memberships

Thinking about becoming a member of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad but not sure how much time it will take or what skills you need?

Why not sign up for the Observer Program? As an observer, you can spend a shift with a duty crew, ride along on any calls they receive and, in between calls, talk to members and learn more about being a member. . .

Read this great article on membership written by Barbara Rybolt!  Click Here.

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