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

Hate Symbol Found at a Westfield Elementary School

February 8, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Parents and members of the community are reacting to word that a swastika was found in a bathroom at Franklin Elementary School on Wednesday.

The school’s principal, Eileen Cambria, sent a letter to parents (shared with TAPintoWestfield by the district), in which she said that there was a “disturbing graffiti symbol scratched on a small section of a panel in ...

Fit to Be Fab Celebrates Heart Health Month, Offers Complimentary Sessions for New Customers

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The heart is undoubtedly our most crucial organs, and heart disease continues to be the number one cause of the death in the U.S. Because February is Heart Health month, it is time to take charge and ensure that your heart is in good shape!

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults engage in a minimum of either 150 minutes ...

Will President Trump Make Real Estate Great Again?

You would think with Donald Trump’s transition from real estate mogul to President of the United States would make this answer a resounding “yes.”  

According to Allan Glass, founder of ASG Real Estate in Los Angeles, President Trump's presidency will result in fewer business regulations, which allows lenders to be more liberal with underwriting standards, and ...

No NJ Replacement Funding for Monies Trump May Withhold from Cities

February 13, 2017

To the Editor:

I am once again appalled by the desire to suck as much money out of the tax payers as possible. However, this is especially grievous, in that it penalizes American citizens and legal immigrants to support people that should not be here in the first place.  

This time it is State Sen. Brian Stack, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji and Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, all ...

Special Event for Model Train Fans Lenape Park in Union on Saturday, March 4

February 19, 2017

UNION, NJ -- Train fans of all ages are invited to the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center at Lenape Park in Union Township to view a special operating session that replicates the real-life operation of railroads in the 1950s.

The event is part of a “winter meet” of the National Model Railroaders Association, hosted by the nonprofit Model Railroad Club. The Model Railroad Club ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_b0931e1d8ba30dad3b5e_mother_seton_hs

Wed, February 22, 8:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Purchase Tickets for the Mother Seton Parents' ...

Education Food & Drink

Carousel_image_da7af9902b013e70ea14_raw_bar_wednesday

Wed, February 22, 3:00 PM

Grillestone Restaurant Bar Private Event Space, Scotch Plains

Raw Bar Wednesday

Food & Drink

Carousel_image_a31f92a043ddc80cd71b_chess

Wed, February 22, 6:00 PM

Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains Chess Club Meets at Scotch Plains ...