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Mahr Recognizes Fanwood Rescue Squad couple

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr, center, with Nancy and Phil D'Ambrosio, Fanwood residents who have volunteered for more than 30 years for the Fanwood Rescue Squad and Fanwood Fire Department. Credits: Tom Kranz
Mayor Colleen Mahr, center, presents Nancy and Phil D'Ambrosio with a framed picture of Fanwood's iconic train station. Credits: Tom Kranz

Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr recognized Nancy and Phil D'Ambrosio as volunteers of the month for their decades of service to the Borough. She presented them with a framed etching of Fanwood's iconic train station at the regular Borough Council meeting on February 21st, 2012.

Nancy and Phil D'Ambrosio both joined the Fanwood Rescue Squad in 1973, the year the U.S. Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Services Systems Act. This began the formalization of EMS as a public safety component and the creation of the Emergency Medical Technician as a health practitioner. Thus, Nancy and Phil were among the first EMTs in the nation. Nancy has been with the Fanwood Rescue Squad since then. She has held many leadership positions in the 39 years she's been with the squad and continues to be an active responder and CPR instructor. She is also a long-standing member of the Ski Patrol at Jack Frost Mountain in the Poconos. Phil also responded for the squad for more than 30 years and continues to be a member of the Fanwood Fire Department, which he joined in 1974. They have two sons, Jim and Anthony, both of whom are EMTs, both of whom volunteered in Fanwood.

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