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News & Events

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.

Squad Responds to Van in Creek

The First Aid Squad was dispatched along with the Summit Fire and Police deparments to this accident in the parking lot of Summit's Municipal Golf course.

Squad Volunteers Locate Missing Child

The Summit First Aid Squad received a request from Summit Police to assist with a search for a missing child.  The on-duty crew responded to the area with an ambulance and first responder truck. As is the case with all emergency dispatches, a text message was sent to our members.  Two off-duty members, Josie Roberts and Tara Mireskandari live in the neighborhood where the incident was reported and offered to help.  Tara picked up Josie at her home and the 2 were assigned to search in a different direction from where other units we looking.

PAL Lends a Helping Hand

Members of the Summit PAL visited the Summit First Aid Squad headquarters to see the fruits of their recent donation.

Squad Members Honored for Efforts at 5-Alarm Fire

At the April 3 Common Council meeting, Summit Fire Chief Eric Evers bestowed the "Chief's Award" upon 15 members of the SUmmit Volunter First Aid Squad who respnded to the 5-alarm apartment building fire in the early morning hours of December 31.2017.  Despite temperatures well below freezing, volunteers treated and transported 2 building resident who were injured jumping from an upper floor, helped set up an aid station in the neraby Committed Pig Restaurant for 12 displaced families, and set up an on scene rehab area for the many firefighteters braving the cold to fight the fire.

Guardian Angels

On March 3rd, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad responded to a 9-1-1  call at St Teresa of Avila Church for a fall victim.  Sr Frances Marie, sacristan at the church, fell down the side steps of the church, injuring herself.  The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad answreed her call for help and and accoding to the parisht, "administered top-notch care in rescuing Sr Frances Marie".  In appreciation for that call, as well as all that the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad does for the community, Monsignor Robert Meyer, (affectionately known as Fr Bob) offered his appreciation with a donation to the Squad.  
Pictured here are Fr Bob of St Teresa of Avila Church; Denise Barber, EMT; Beverly Brown, Crew Chief; and John Buscaino, President of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad.