SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad has received a $20,000 grant from Investors Foundation, an amount that will help defray the $140,000 cost to purchase digital radio equipment that will be compatible with other first responders communications systems in Summit and the surrounding area.

Digital radio equipment provides first responders with added features and functionality, improved coverage, and critical interoperability with other agencies.

“Through this generous grant, Investors Foundation is helping the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad to better serve our neighbors during emergencies,” explains First Aid Squad President Robert Flanagan. “We thank Investors Foundation for its dedication to the squad and support of our mission to provide the best possible emergency medical service.”

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The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, Inc. is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to providing emergency medical services (EMS), non-emergency ambulance transportation, and safety training to the Summit community.  All services are provided free of charge and funded entirely through private donations.

For information on the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, membership or how to donate to the digital radio acquisition campaign, visit summitems.org.