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”.
First Aid Squad Brings Home a Piece of the World Trade Center
June 19, 2012
Published in the Independent Press and nj.com. Click here.
The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad was recently awarded a piece of steel from the former World Trade Center which is now on display in their building. About 1,800 such artifacts are or will be given to public safety agencies and local governments that successfully apply.
Published in The Independent Press and nj.com. Click here.
Three members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad’s Wednesday Day Crew used their EMT skills to successfully revive a patient in cardiac arrest earlier this month. The crew used their cardiac defibrillator, delivered one shock and restored the patient’s heartbeat. The squad learned last week that the patient has been discharged from the hospital and returned to their normal life.