Husband and wife Howard and Sue Meyer of New Providence were sworn in to their posts as New Jersey State First Aid Council (NJSFAC) officers during an installation ceremony at the Berkeley Plaza here Jan. 13.
Howard Meyer will serve as president; Sue Meyer will continue her role as membership secretary for the 83-year-old nonprofit NJSFAC. The council represents more than 20,000 EMS volunteers affiliated with more than 300 volunteer first aid and rescue squads throughout the state.
Howard Meyer has been an emergency medical services (EMS) volunteer for more than four decades and is a longtime Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad member. He has served as the NJSFAC’s 2nd District vice president since 1997, and as legislative chair and legislative director – all in a volunteer capacity -- since the early 1990s.
In addition, Howard Meyer is affiliated with the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps and has served with Quakertown Volunteer EMS. During his service with the Roseland First Aid Squad, he helped create the industrial squad at ADP, which provided daytime EMS assistance to the Roseland community.
He has been an EMS instructor for much of his volunteer career, teaching EMT, Red Cross Advanced First Aid and CPR, and Emergency Vehicle Operations.
Howard Meyer is retired from his career as a human resource and benefits consultant, and now works as a 911 dispatcher with the Summit Police Department.
Sue Meyer has been an EMS volunteer and instructor for 30 years and already has served as the NJSFAC membership secretary for five years.