Bob Kruthers honored for 55 years of service to Fanwood Rescue Squad

Fanwood Rescue Squad treasurer Bob Kruthers receives a 55 year service award from Captain Tom Kranz. Credits: Joe Kaiser
Following a standing ovation, Bob Kruthers relates stories of his early days on the Rescue Squad. Credits: Joe Kaiser

FANWOOD, NJ - Bob Kruthers received an award for his 55 years of service to the Fanwood Rescue Squad at the annual Fire Department/Rescue Squad awards dinner Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Berkeley Plaza, Berkeley Heights.

Bob joined the Rescue Squad in 1957, the year CPR was first being introduced as a life saving technique for civilians. Bob is currently the Rescue Squad's treasurer and has served in many other capacities. He is one of only three squad members to respond to over 5,000 calls.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Like

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Debate Over Bike Trails in Watchung Reservation Continue at Union County Freeholders Meeting

April 22, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ — Debate about the possible addition of trails for mountain biking in Watchung Reservation continued at Thursday night’s Union County Freeholders meeting. The county had asked for input regarding the trails in February, which sparked an outpouring of people into the subsequent board meetings.

A resolution regarding mountain biking had appeared on the agenda for ...

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot

The real estate market is heating up! Homes are selling quickly in the entry-level price points and things are moving in the luxury market as well. According to NJ real estate valuation expert Jeff Otteau, "For the first time in a decade, we're seeing an increase in demand for houses in the $1M to $2.5M price range ... this is a significant change."

Multiple ...

Paramedic Unit Now Stationed at the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad

The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad is pleased to announce that advanced medical care for our community and surrounding towns is now closer than ever. Since December 2016, paramedics from JFK Medical Center have being stationed at our building on Bartle Avenue.

The rescue squad provides BLS care (Basic Life Support) by Emergency Medical Technicians. This includes everything from the stabilization ...

Election Sloganeering

April 23, 2017

Dear Editor:

November seems like a long way off, but is it possible to at least hear more substantive ideas instead of recycling campaign rhetoric?

Presenting a litany of a city's or state's problems (and virtues) without offering any real solutions, improvements or original ideas is somewhat embarrassing. "Keep our schools great." What does that mean?

"We need to ...

American Sign Language Interpreter at Scotch Plains Public Library Program

April 28, 2017

The Scotch Plains Public Library is pleased to announce that they will have an American Sign Language interpreter at a program for the first time. On Sunday, April 30 at 1pm, the Library will host a panel discussion as part of its Voices from the Margins series. In Survival, Remembrance, and Rebuilding, Survivors of the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide, and a descendant of Armenian survivors, ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_7a446abe7f0bf0b7cac5_y

Sat, April 29, 7:00 AM

Westfield Area YMCA, Westfield

Fitness 'Fun' Raiser

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_4244135d9adae5526321_stem_day0417

Sat, April 29, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton High School, Clark

Free STEM Day at Mother Seton for Girls in 6th, ...

Carousel_image_7c55d267c3ad6cae79c4_scotch_plains_library_5-1-16

Sat, April 29, 10:00 AM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Practice ACT Testing at the Scotch Plains Public ...

Education