SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith, members of the Scotch Plains Council, and numerous residents turned out on a beautiful morning to support the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad's 11th annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 23.

The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad is a volunteer organization that has served the residents of Scotch Plains and its surrounding communities since 1937. The squad's 90+ dedicated volunteers have over 800 combined years of service to the community. These volunteers respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis. Records indicate that the squad answered over 80,300 emergency calls its more than eight decades. The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad is supported only by tax-deductible donations. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.