SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Celebrating its 81st year in 2018, the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad hosted its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, March 4 at the squad's headquarters on Bartle Ave. 

The event, featuring pancakes, sausage, fruits, coffee and raffle prizes, drew a big crowd, who left satisfied as always. Among the attendees, Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, Business Administrator Al Mirabella, Rotary Club President Steve Goldberg, and other friends and supporters of the squad.

The Rescue 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 in 80+ years of service. The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad often serves other communities for mutual aid response. These volunteers have provided service without charge to residents. The rescue squad is supported only by tax-deductible donations.

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