SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad hosted its 8th annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, March 26,y to benefit the all-volunteer organization.

Scores of local residents and Township officials showed their support, including Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Township Manager Al Mirabella and Police Chief Ted Conley. Prizes were raffled off throughout the morning.

The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad has remained a volunteer organization and has served the community for 80 years. The members dedicate their time to helping their fellow neighbors. The Squad welcomes new members as well as those interested in contributing time and talent to support the organization. Individuals can apply for membership at 18 years of age or serve as a cadet at age 16. Those ages 14 or older can serve on the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Auxiliary. For more information about becoming a Scotch Plains EMT, auxiliary member, volunteer, or to make a donation, contact or call (908) 322-2103 any week night between 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.