Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Marks 76th Anniversary

796d53e8500cdf0e536a_scotch_plains_rescue_squad.jpg
796d53e8500cdf0e536a_scotch_plains_rescue_squad.jpg

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad recently held its annual Installation of Officers Dinner at Snuffy’s Pantagis Restaurant.  The evening also marked the 76th anniversary of the Squad.

Newly elected Mayor Kevin Glover and Deputy Mayor Colleen Gialanella as well as Township Manager Henry Underhill; Police Chief Brian Mahoney and Fire Chief Jonathan Ellis were some of the honored guests.

Robert Gurske, the Chaplain for the Rescue Squad, conducted a memorial service for the deceased members who served the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad for many years.

Sign Up for E-News

Following the service, Mayor Glover administered the oath of office to: President, Edward Fiedler; First Vice President, Antonio Robertiello; Second Vice President, Patricia Buckridee; Secretary, Joanne Gurske; Treasurer, Harold Hill; Chaplain, Robert Gurske; Captain, Daniel Sullivan; First Lieutenant, Joseph Colon; Second Lieutenant, Carolyn Di Donato. Rescue Squad Delegates include Daniel Sullivan, Deborah Speth and James Baxter. Alternate Delegates are Robert Foester, Christopher Fuentes and April Gano. Serving as Trustees are Brian Cassidy, Robert Speth and Sue Baldani.

Service awards were presented to Harold Hill for 55 years of volunteer service; Deborah Speth for 30 years; Carolyn Di Donato and Joan Lozowski for 25 years; Steven Wheeler and Robert Foerster for 20 years; Aprilnicole Gano for 10 years; Karolyn Buckridee, Christopher Fuentes, Chang Yaramothu, Antonio Robertiello, Gregory Cassidy and Frank Mellana, Chris Smith, and Kathleen Yan for 5 years.

The Rescue Squad answered 1200 calls in 2012 and rendered mutual aid 73 times to six surrounding communities. During Superstorm Sandy, many Rescue Squad volunteers worked tirelessly with no power to the Squad building, rendering aid to Scotch Plains.

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 eighteen years of age or serve as a cadet at age sixteen. Those ages fourteen 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 scotchplainsrescuesquad@gmail.com or call (908) 322-2103 any week night between 6:00p.m. and 11:00p.m.

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Summer Life Guard Job Opportunity in Union County

April 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Summer lifeguard positions are available at Union County’s public swimming pool, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

“Union County’s Ulrich Pool provides our youth and adult summer job seekers with an opportunity to enjoy working outdoors in the fresh air all summer long while sharpening valuable life skills including leadership, ...

Why We Keep Kosher

Why We Keep Kosher

This week's parshah, Shemini, introduces the Torah's dietary laws. Animals must chew their cud and have split hooves to be kosher, fish need fins and scales, and a list of forbidden fowl is enumerated.

To those of us in Jewish education, it is a continuing source of disappointment that so many Jews still believe the kosher laws to be outdated.

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 21, 2018

Dear Editor:

After Bruce Patterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County Freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting Freeholder, I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered.

At the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union ...

Helping Teenagers Deal with Prom Night Stress

April 18, 2018

Prom can be one of the most exciting times for your teenager but at the same time one of the most stressful. 

It can also be very stressful for parents as they prepare themselves to accept that their teenager is graduating and soon going away to school, while planning a weekend away after prom night. Going to the Shore for the weekend or somewhere overnight has become more of the ...

How to Report Potholes in Union County

April 21, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- With the winter weather finally winding down, potholes are a frequent issue for drivers.

To report a pothole or any other issue with a Union County road, use an online form available through the Union County Department of Public Works and Facilities Management at ucnj.org/pot-hole.

County roads are identified by their blue route signs, which include the letters ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, April 22, 1:00 PM

Miller-Cory House Museum, Westfield

Sheep to Shawl Festival

Other

Mon, April 23, 3:30 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

After School Club for Teens at Scotch Plains ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Wed, April 25, 4:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Speak with Congressional Staff on April 25 at the ...

Government