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Busy Rush-Hour for Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Includes Three-Car Pileup, Roof Fall

October 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Friday rush hours can be hectic, and that certainly was the case for the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) on October 12, with all three Squad ambulances staffed and responding to multiple calls.

The first call for help came just before 5 p.m. for a three-car accident on Route 24.  Two ambulance crews from Summit and another from Millburn-Short ...

Summit F.D. Battles Nighttime Blaze at Baltusrol Road Residence

SUMMIT, NJ - Reports of smoke emanating from a two and-a-half story residence at 126 Baltusrol Road resulted in the Summit Fire Department (SFD) battling a fire -- during the nighttime hours of October 11 -- which covered the both the structure's first and second floors as well as its attic 

The fire, reported at 9:08 p.m., had apparently reached the ...

Summit F.D. Hosts Open House Oct. 14

SUMMIT, NJ - Focusing on the theme from the 2018 Fire Prevention Week campaign of 'Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.', the Summit Fire Department (SFD) will host an Open House event on Sunday, October 14, from 1 - 4 p.m., at the Summit Fire Department Headquarters.

The family-friendly event will see crews participating in ...

Summit P.D. Officer Brian Werthmann Joins Department's Detective Bureau

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Police Officer Brian Werthmann has been assigned to the Department's Detective Bureau.

Detective Werthmann joined the Summit Police Department in July 2000 and has been actively involved with the Patrol Bureau as a member of its bike team and as a field training officer and Officer-in-Charge. In addition to his work within the department, Detective Werthmann has ...

'Bells Across America': Summit F.D. Honors Fallen Brothers and Sisters Oct. 7

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department will participate 'Bells Across America', a moment of remembrance that will honor the 103 firefighters who have died in the line of duty in 2017. Bells will ring from coast to coast at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 7, to start the memorial ceremony honoring fallen firefighters.

“The Fire Department is organizing ...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Launches Annual Campaign

SUMMIT, NJ - Closing in on six decades of 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) continues to provide emergency ambulance response -- 365 days a year, 24-hours a day -- to residents of the Hilltop City. The Squad, does not charge for its services or receive any taxpayer-supplied funding, rather it relies on the on community support in order to ...

Shell Game: Summit First Responders Outfitted in New Jackets Via SAPF Grant

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad (SVFAS) members will be outfitted in new three-season, all-weather jackets thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF).

All 65 volunteer SVFAS members will don the highly-reflective yellow jacket shells with zip-in liners -- visible both day and night -- which provide ample ...

Section of Summit's West End Ave. Closed During Daytime Sept. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - Demonstrating what Summit Police Department Chief Robert Weck describes as "out of the box thinking" to help limit use of the roadway and direct motorists to an adjacent, signal-controlled intersection at Passaic Avenue and Kent Place Boulevard, a section of West End Avenue in Summit will be shuttered during the daytime on September 22.

The thoroughfare will ...

Summit F.D. Alerts Business Community to Carbon Monoxide Detection Code Changes

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Fire Department is reminding area businesses that Carbon Monoxide detectors are required in all businesses and commercial buildings in accordance with recently modified Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and Uniform Fire Code (UFC).

“Carbon monoxide is primarily a concern in buildings with fuel-burning appliance,” said Summit Fire Chief ...

Longtime Summit H.S. Teacher, Coach Adam Fern Receives Summit PAL's 2018 Outstanding Service Award

SUMMIT, NJ - Adam Fern, who enjoyed a 35-year career teaching and coaching at Summit High School, has been named as the recipient of the Summit Police Athletic League (PAL) 2018 Outstanding Service Award. Fern, who received the award at the recent PAL Golf Classic, served as the liaison to the PAL Scholarship Fund, which awards academic scholarships in the Spring of each ...

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