Finding their older radio scanning systems incompatible with their new digital platform, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad had a challenge -- the distortion began to interfere with the building intercom that carries EMS as well as Police and Fire communications, so the scanner had to be turned off, which eliminated the ability of on duty crews to hear radio communications from the Police and Fire departments.

The solution? A new digital radio scanner.

Fortunately for the Summit first responders, Nick Curiale -- a former First Aid Squad volunteer and current member of the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) Advisory Board -- learned of the dilemma and offered to help. The PAL agreed to donate the new equipment which squad members were able to install.

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Recently, Summit EMS Equipment Lieutenant Anthony Campanelli, Summit PAL President Charlie Robertson, Curiale, and Summit EMS Deputy Chief Matt Raymond checked out the new system located in the Squad’s dispatch room.

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