SUMMIT, NJ - John Buscaino -- who has previously served as Training Officer and Vice President -- has taken the helm as President of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) after Hilltop City Mayor Nora Radest performed the swearing in of a new slate of SVFAS officers and Trustees at the Squad's annual meeting. 

Joining Buscaino are Bob Flanagan - Vice President,. Nancy Weeks - Corresponding Secretary, Katherine Ganger - Recording Secretary, with Dave Bernstein returning as Treasurer. Completing the Board of Trustees are Carl Ganger, James Rath, Paul Raynolds, Fred Schwarzmann, George Shepherd and Greg Vartan.

Line officers for 2018 include Kari Phair - Chief, Matt Raymond - Deputy Chief, John Christmann - Personnel Lieutenant, Mel Harari - Records Lieutenant, Jane Mahoney - Training Lieutenant, Jane James - Maintenance Lieutenant; and Anthony Campanelli - Equipment Lieutenant.

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Officers and Trustees are active Squad volunteers who assume these duties in addition to their regular EMS shift.

The all-volunteer First Aid Squad is always looking for new members to join its ranks. All needed training, uniforms and equipment is provided. For information, call 908-277-9479, or visit