WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad held its 65th annual dinner dance and installation of officers Saturday night at the Woodbridge Renaissance Hotel. Several members were recognized for their dedication and life-saving work.
Retiring member and outgoing president Reid Edles was honored for 30 years of service on the squad. He told the crowd what he said when someone once called him a hero.
“I’m not a hero,” Edles said. “The real heroes are those members of the rescue squad that are going to be here long after I’m gone.”
Mayor Andy Skibitsky swore in this year’s officers: David Ozga, president; David Sloan, vice president; Judie Caron, secretary; Lynn Feldman, treasurer; Steven Korba, assistant treasurer; Stephe Becker, captain; Sergio Guzma, deputy captain; Robert Dougher, scheduling lieutenant; Jennier Goldberg, training lieutenant; and Gregory Redeker, ambulance lieutenant.
“I want to thank you very much for all you do for the town of Westfield,” the mayor said.
The all-volunteer squad answered 2,215 calls in 2015. To learn more about the WVRS, visit www.westfieldrescuesquad.org.