SUMMIT, NJ - Bob Flanagan, who previously served as the Squad's Vice President, has been installed as President of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad. Responding to more than 2,000 calls each year, the Squad is staffed entirely by volunteers and relies solely upon private donations to fund their operation.

At the Squad's annual reorganization meeting, Hilltop City Mayor Nora Radest -- for the third year running -- administer the oath of office to the officers and trustees for 2019.

In addition to Flanagan becoming president, John Christmann is the new Vice President, Dave Bernstein and Katherine Ganger will continue to serve as Treasurer and Recording Secretary, respectively, while Fred Schwarzmann will serve as the new Corresponding Secretary.

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Outgoing president John Buscaino will continue to serve as a Trustee.  Other Trustees include Beverly Brown, Marco diMayorca, Carl Ganger, Nancy Weeks, and Kerry Whitcher.

Kari Phair will remain as the Squad’s Chief and be assisted by Deputy Chief Matt Raymond, Records Lieutenant Mel Harari, Training Lieutenant Jane Mahoney, Equipment Lieutenant Robert Endress, and Maintenance Lieutenant Richard Raymond.

The all-volunteer First Aid Squad is entirely funded through private donations and no patients nor taxpayers have ever received a bill from the Squad, which has 90 members, including 20 junior members.

The Squad is always looking for new volunteers to join its ranks, with all needed training, uniforms and equipment is provided. For information on becoming a volunteer -- or donating to the Squad -- call 908-277-9479 or visit