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News & Events

Squad Volunteers are "Busy Bees"

Summit’s EMS volunteers have grown accustomed to receiving multiple calls for help and have become quite good at answering them quickly.  Severe weather often brings an increase in ambulance calls that often come in rapid succession.  Earlier this year that included multiple calls for falls on the ice and car accidents and even a request to help cover emergencies in New York City.  Automobile accidents with multiple patients or fires or other emergencies that affect several people are also common causes of multiple ambulance responses.   But sometimes, the squad finds itself busy for no app

First Aid Squad to be Honored by Boy Scouts

The Summit Volunter First Aid Squad will be among the honorees at the 2015 Summit Good Scout Award Dinner on April 29 at The Grand Summit Hotel.

Read about it in this news article from The Alternative Press.

Squad Celebrates a Successful 2014

Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad recently gathered to commemorate the organizations accomplishments for 2014 at their annual recognition dinner.  Last year was among the most challenging in the squad’s 52 year history as members packed up and vacated their building and moved to temporary headquarters behind Salerno Duane Ford.  The squad’s original building was razed in June and its replacement is expected to be ready in the late Spring.

Summit EMS responds to winter emergencies in New York City

What began as a relatively mild winter took a turn for the worse in the past week. Like most residents, members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad were taken by surprise on Sunday morning, Jan. 18, when black ice developed throughout the city. 

Read more at!  Click here.

Squad Reorganizes for 2015

New officers and Trustees for 2015 were sworn in by Mayor Ellen Dickson at the Summit First Aid Squad's last General Meeting.  Ken Herr, a 25-year member who served as President in 2003-4 returns to that position.  Kari Phair, who has previously served multiple terms as Captain also returns to her former role.  Dave Schempp is the new Vice President, with Henrietta Mahon returning as Corresponding Secretary and Christine Raymond serving as the new Recording Secretary.  Trustees are John Buscaino, Mel Harari, Jane Mahoney, Kyle Mahoney, Steve Mortenson, Matt Raymond, George Shepherd and Nanc

Squad Members Tour New Home

Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad recently took a tour of the construction site on Elm St. to check out the progress of their new headquarters.  While the weather has caused a few delays, work is progressing and the Squad looks forward to moving into their new building this spring.

Squad Members Support Frozen Turkey Drive

Once again, members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad were out in force to help the Annual Frozen Turkey Drive on November 23.  The event is organized by the Other Fellow First Foundation, and takes place each year on Union Place just accross from The Summit Diner, also a supporter of the event.  This year also included a "Frozen Turkey Ride" sponsored by Hilltop Bicycles.  Four members of the First Aid Squad were among the almost 40 riders who participated in 12-mile ride from Hilltop Bicyles that included a stop at Kings Food Market in Summit to purchas

Squad Participates in Chamber Golf Outing

Summit First Aid Squad volunteers Jerry Madden, Dave Schempp, Ken Herr and Steve Brown represented the Squad at the Suburban Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing.

Squad Volunteers Make Long Journey to Cover "Stokes"

Squad members Linda Wolf and Greg Vartan returned home to provide EMS coverage at the Middle School's Stokes weeklend for the 3rd year in a row.  Read the article in The Altermative Press. Click Here

Squad Sponsors Emergency Preparedness Event on September 30

September is National Preparedness Month, and FEMA has designated Tuesday, September 30 as a "National PrepareAthon" day.  The First Aid Squad will help Summit participate by hosting a session “Are You Ready?” at 7 PM at the Summit Recreation Center, 100 Morris Ave.  Participants will learn how to create a disaster plan, build a supply kit, make the “stay or go” decision, and take steps to ensure their safety. Information from the American Red Cross, the City’s newly formed Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) and our Police and Fire departments will also be available.

All are welcome and there is no charge for the class.  Click Here to register online