For the 15th year, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad provided support to the annual bike ride to benefit Multiple Sclerosis.
Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
If someone you love stops breathing, could you help? Learn CPR on May 23; the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is teaching free CPR classes.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The squad provided emergency medical services during the 50-mile event.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Be prepared for anything this winter storm brings to Summit by signing up for emergency notification systems, and programming phone numbers, websites into your phone/tablet.
A winter storm is quickly approaching the Summit area, promising to bring rain, gusty winds and 1 - 4 inches of snow, according to recent forecasts. Here are important phone numbers and websites to keep handy for emergencies and to stay up to date on conditions in Summit: For Emergencies, dial 9-1-1 Summit Police Department (non-emergency): (908) 273-0051 Summit Fire Department (non-emergency): (908) 277-1033 Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (non-emergency): (908) 277-9479 City of Summit website: http://www.cityofsummit.org/ City of Summit Office of Emergency Management website: http://www.cityofsummit.org/content/8242/8298/9106/default.aspx City of Summit Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Summit/167658826632366 Mayor …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Students who successfully complete the course will receive a CPR Professional Rescuer certificate from the American Heart Association.
A free CPR course will be offered at the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad building on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. Successful students will receive a CPR Professional Rescuer certificate from the American Heart Association. The Squad building is located on Summit Avenue across from the Middle School. To register for the class, please contact the Squad’s Training Lieutenant, Beverly Brown, at (908) 451-5483 or via email at: email@example.com. In addition to providing 24-hour emergency medical response, the First Aid Squad is also committed to providing health and safety training to the Summit community. The all volunteer First Aid Squad is always looking for new members to join its ranks. All needed training, uniforms and …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Summit lost 9 of its residents in the Sept. 11, terrorist attacks. A piece of the World Trade Center was presented to the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad.
Amanda Brown, 8, got a history lesson from Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno that she will never forget. Union County dignitaries such as Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, NJ Sen. Tom Kean Jr. and Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz were in attendance as Guadagno explained to Brown the importance of the 9/11 artifact that sat in a large room at the headquarters for the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad. Summit Mayor Ellen Dickson was also on hand and shared a few words with the crowd of mostly volunteer first aid squad members, police, and residents. Volunteer first aid squad Capt. Kari Phair said she got a phone call a few weeks ago about the artifact, a 100 lb steel beam, that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wanted to give to Summit. Summit lost nine …
Friday, September 28, 2012
A piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be mounted on a stone engraved with the following saying: "It is not how they died that made them hero’s, it is how they lived”.
Ian was a true volunteer and wore a smile. His mission in life was to help people and we firmly believe that he was doing just that on September 11. That is why he is not with us today. September 11th, 2001 was a day that deeply affected all of us on so many levels. The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad dispatched ambulances and volunteer personnel to Liberty State Park to assist with the injured men and women from a boat evacuation. We also had ambulances and personnel on hand at the Summit Train Station where a decontamination station was set up for persons from the World Trade Center that were transported by train. In the days that followed, the First Aid Squad was involved in the recovery efforts at Ground Zero, dispatching crews at …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2:30 PM on Friday, September 28th at the First Aid Squad building (54-46 Elm St) in Summit.
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Lt. Gov. and officials from the Port Authority will come to Summit next week to honor Ian Thompson and a World Trade Center beam given to the First Aid Squad.
The Lieutenant Governor of NJ Kim Guadagno and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will be visiting the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad on Friday, September 28th at 1:30 pm to do a formal presentation of our World Trade Center artifact. Squad Captain Kari Phair submitted an application on behalf of the Squad to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last year. The Squad was selected based on their significant response to the September 11, 2001 tragedy in the hours and days that followed and the fact that an active member of the Squad, Ian Thompson was lost in the attack. The section of steel I-beam which measures 19” long x 12” wide x 11” tall and weighs 110 lbs, has been set up as a memorial to Ian. Squad members Mike …
Friday, July 27, 2012
This weekend, two monumental anniversaries will be celebrated. Events for the 30th Anniversary of The Quick Check NJ Festival of Ballooning and the 50th Anniversary of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad are planned.
The weekend is the last weekend in July and so many exciting events are planned. Break out your boogie shoes for the National Dance Day in Summit on Saturday or watch the colors of the balloons paint the sky on Sunday. A special celebration is planned for Saturday as the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad celebrates it’s 50th Anniversary. Please check the Patch calendar for more events and feel free to add your event to the calendar. Friday Westfield Recreation Presents: The Underground This is also known as the Teen Center for high school students and offers fun, games and music. The event will be held in the basement of the Municipal Building’s Recreation Center. Free – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Westfield Ed Wise and & His New Orleans Jazz …