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Fanwood Fire Department and Rescue Squad Members Honored for Their Service

Brian Downing and Karolyn Buckridee, the Fanwood Rescue Squad's top responders for 2014.   Credits: Courtesy of Tom Kranz
Fanwood Council members Tom Kranz, Jack Molenaar, Kevin Boris, Russ Mitchell, Council President Kathy Mitchell, Jessica Boris, and Joanna Molenaar.   Credits: Courtesy of Tom Kranz
Stan Yotcoski giving thumbs up after receiving an award for 45 years of service from the Fanwood Fire Department. Credits: Courtesy of Tom Kranz
The Fanwood Rescue Squad team that participated in CPR call that saved the life of a Fanwood resident who suffered cardiac arrest at his home in December: Liz Buckridee, Joan Lozowski, Brian Downing and Tom Kranz. Also involved were Fanwood police Cpl. Michael Schilling and paramedics from JFK Medical Center.   Credits: Courtesy of Tom Kranz

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The annual Fanwood Fire Department and Rescue Squad awards dinner honored local volunteers on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Berkeley Plaza in Berkeley Heights.

Firefighter Tony Grasso was recognized as the top responder for 2014. Brian Downing and Karolyn Buckridee were honored as the Rescue Squad's No. 1 and No. 2 responders of the year. Also honored were the Rescue Squad team that participated in a CPR call that saved the life of a Fanwood resident who suffered cardiac arrest at his home in December.

Stan Yotcoski received an award from the Fire Department for his 45 years of service.

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