Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad member Dalber Pereira recently received Overlook Medical Center's  2014 EMT Excellence Award. Pereira received the award at Overlook's 18th annual EMS Awards Dinner, held at the hospital in May.

Pereira, a Cranford resident, has been an EMT member of the all volunteer rescue squad for over four years. In 2014, he responded to over 200 emergency medical calls in Westfield. Pereira was one of thirteen EMTs honored at the dinner for thier excellence as EMTs and as a dedicated volunteers.