SAYREVILLE, NJ – Howard Meyer and his wife, 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 organization’s headquarters here at the Middlesex County Fire Academy Jan. 25.
Howard Meyer began his third year as president and Sue Meyer began her eighth year as membership secretary for the 86-year-old nonprofit NJSFAC. The council represents more than 20,000 EMS volunteers affiliated with 300 volunteer squads statewide.
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 served as the NJSFAC’s 2nd District vice president from 1997-2013, 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 EMTs, Red Cross Advanced First Aid and CPR, and Emergency Vehicle Operations.
Howard Meyer, who is retired from his career as a human resource and benefits consultant, works as a 9-1-1 dispatcher with the Summit Police Department.
Sue Meyer has been an EMS volunteer and instructor for 30 years, and has been a New Providence Rescue Squad member for 15 years.