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News & Events

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. 

Support Our Annual Fund Drive

Since 1962, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad has been providing 24-hour emergency ambulance response at no cost to the patients they serve or the City of Summit.   Each fall, they ask the community for support to continue this vital mission. The annual fund drive appeal is mailed to each home and business in Summit.

Squad Awarded $10K Grant by SAPF

The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad has received a $10,000 grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) to purchase three-season, all-weather jackets for use by its 65 volunteer members.
The First Aid Squad applied to SAPF for a grant to purchase highly-reflective yellow jacket shells with zip-in liners that would be visible both day and night, and provide ample protection from the elements in rainy and cold weather.

September is Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Month!

During lthe September 4 Common Council meeting, Summit Mayor Nora Radest issued a Proclamation of September as “Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Month” in the City, acknowledging the squad and its all-volunteer membership for more than 55 years of dedicated service to the Summit community.  “The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad members have given an untold number of hours of service to Summit residents and patrons of our businesses, medical institutions and stores,” said Mayor Radest.