SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Chief Kari Phair has been named the 2019 Squad Member of the Year by the EMS Council of New Jersey (EMSCNJ). In addition, the EMSCNJ has bestowed a third-place award to the Squad in its 2018-19 Traffic and Safety Contest.

The object and purpose of the EMS Council of New Jersey is to bring together members of First Aid and Rescue Squads in order to discuss methods of betterment for the ambulance service, the reduction of the loss of life, the development of a better service through an educational program, and to foster a spirit of harmony and  friendship among the various non-profit volunteer squads.

The all-volunteer Summit First Aid Squad -- which responds to emergency calls 24/7 -- is entirely funded through private donations and does not bill for service. The Squad has 90 members, including 20 junior members, and is always looking for new volunteers to join its ranks. All needed training, uniforms and equipment is provided. For information on becoming a volunteer, or donating to the squad please call 908-277-9479, or visit