Police & Fire

Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Answers Eleven Calls in Single Day

Summit Volunteer EMS personnel have responded to more than 70 calls already this month. Credits: SVFAS

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad has answered more than six dozen emergency calls so far this month, with 11 of those calls coming on April 11, a day that began with the Monday night crew responding with an ambulance and first responder unit to a 4 a.m. structure fire on Broad Street.

The eventful 24 hours continued when the 'day crew' took over at 7 a.m. and quickly went to work, answering 10 more calls during their shift including:

  • Two medical emergencies in private homes.
  • A medical emergency at a dentist office.
  • A burn injury resulting from a gas station fire.
  • A medical emergency at a large office building.
  • A fall victim on Summit Avenue.
  • Two multi-car automobile accidents on Route 24.
  • A mutual aid response for possible heart attack in Berkeley Heights.

The two, unrelated car accidents on Route 24 occurred at nearly the same location about 40 minutes apart. Just after 3 p.m., Squad volunteers had staffed three ambulances responding to simultaneous calls on Orchard Street, Morris Avenue and River Road. Off-duty members were summoned to staff additional ambulances to help cover those calls and did so quickly.

Sign Up for E-News

On a April 12, Summit volunteers were called on three separate occasions to assist the Springfield First Aid Squad with emergencies there. Two of those incidents were motor vehicle accidents with multiple patients. and the third was a medical emergency that occurred while the Springfield Squad was handling other calls.

For more information on volunteer opportunities with the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad call 908-277-9479, or visit summitems.org. All needed training, uniforms and equipment is provided.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Status Report #5

June 20, 2018

As summer fast approaches, this will be my fifth semi-annual status report on what I have been up to on Council.  In a change from the prior two years, this year I have been serving as Council president. As such, I have had greater involvement across a multitude of different issues.  However, I want to focus on three themes that have so far permeated this Council: economic growth and ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, June 24, 8:00 AM

Summit Summer Farmers Market, Summit

Summit Farmers Market

Community Calendar Food & Drink Green Health & Wellness


Sun, June 24, 11:00 AM


MakerFest 2018

Summit Police Blotter

June 19, 2018

5/29 - Mark L. Howard, 21, of Nutley was arrested and charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and credit card fraud. Mr. Howard was processed and released with a pending court date.

5/29 - At 1143 hours a report was taken for a theft of stolen license plate from a River Road business. The victim reported the last time the license plate was seen on the property was within the ...

Video: Dietze Says Despite Trade War Fears, Economy's Fundamentals Remain Strong

June 20, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live from the CNN building on the case for bullishness despite a potential trade war:


For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services ...

Video: Point View's Petrides Talks U.S.-China Tariff Tussle's Market Impact

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Cheddar.com discussing the market impact resulting from tariffs between the United States and China:


​​​​​For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio ...

Maximizing Your Portfolio’s Returns -- Beware the Taxman

The old adage in the investment world is that it is not what you make, but what you keep that counts.  Investors often overlook the ultimate deflator of portfolio returns – the taxman. An astute global asset allocation should be the number one priority for investors.  However, there are preferred ways to distribute this asset allocation over the spectrum of taxable and ...

Video: In The Zone with Christa Anderson

A must watch for anyone considering renovations, here is a recent interview that I conducted -- on my HomeTowne TV Show called “Are You Ready for Life?” -- with Christa Anderson, City of Summit Zoning Officer, to discuss the nuances within the variance process.

I asked Christa to shed some insight into the approval process, explain why it’s necessary, and ...

Hello, Neighbors

Hi, Summit families!

My name is Betsy Stoeber and I’ve been the owner and director at the specialized learning center Brain Balance of Summit since 2011. I first encountered Brain Balance the year before we opened as a parent. My own son participated in our innovative program at the center in Norwalk, CT, to address a number of learning challenges.

Traveling there three times per week ...