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News & Events

Summit EMTs are Union County Students of the Year

Published in the Summit Patch.  Click here.

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”.

Joint Anniversary Celebration Recognizes Accomplishments of Summit First Aid Squad and Family Aquatic Center

The Summit First Aid Squad was recently honored by the Summit Aquatic Center. 

Read the great write up in The Alternative Press by columnist, Julia Torsiello.  Click here.

(photo courtesy of The Alternative Press)

First Aid Squad Brings Home a Piece of the World Trade Center

Published in the Independent Press and  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.

Founding Member Visits First Aid Squad During EMS Week

Published in the Summit Patch.  Click here.

In 1961, Betty Bangs and fellow Junior League member Sis Barker formed a committee to organize an ambulance squad for Summit and on July 28, 1962, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad began service.

Summit First Aid Volunteer Honored for Excellence in EMS

Published in the Summit Patch.  Click here.

Linda Wolf, a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician with the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad was honored this week by Overlook Medical Center with the EMS Excellence Award

Wednesday Day Crew use EMT skills

Published in The Independent Press and  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.