2018 Officers Elected

On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, the Fanwood Rescue Squad elected these officers to serve in 2018: President: Edward Winsor Vice President: Dave Zawodniak Treasurer: Steve Siegal Recording Secretary: Jamie Pedinoff Corresponding Secretary: Christina O’Connor Chaplain: Patty Buckridee Historian: Tom Kranz Captain: Patricia Buckridee 1st Lieutenant: Robert Villegas 2nd Lieutenant: Brian Downing Sergeant: Ian Lewis Training…

Winchester Drive Fire

The Rescue Squad joined the Fanwood Fire Department at the scene of a house fire at 27 Winchester Drive, Scotch Plains, early on Friday, October 20th. The fire apparently started in or near the garage and spread quickly up through the second floor. All the occupants got out safely. One Scotch Plains firefighter received a…

Chelsea Donates $1,500

FRS President Jeff Downing accepted a symbolic check for $1,500 from Chelsea Senior Living Director of Communications Tom Kranz, also a squad member, following the annual Chelsea Golf Outing. The event raised more than $20,000 for volunteer responders across New Jersey. The Chelsea at Fanwood is the single most-visited residence by the Rescue Squad in…

Fanny Wood Day 2017

The Rescue Squad did its traditional stand-by at the annual Fanny Wood Day street fair on Sunday, September 17th. Thanks to these members who participated: Steve Siegal, Nick Tripodi, Adrian McDonald, Brian Downing,  Jeff Downing, Ian Lewis, Lisa Walker, Walter Scott, Joan Lozowski, Nancy Mustachio and Ralph Palazzi.  

Fire Dept Inaugurates New Pumper

The Fanwood Fire Department dedicated its new Engine 7, a 2017 KME 1500 gallon-per-minute pumper on Saturday, September 9, 2017. It replaces a 1983 Mack pumper, the old Engine 7. Fire Chief John Piccola hosted the event at fire headquarters which included remarks by Mayor Colleen Mahr and a blessing by Rev. David Jahnke of…

National Night Out 2017

Fanwood’s police, fire and rescue squad responders brought out their toys August 1st for the annual National Night Out at LaGrande Park. The National Night Out, which began three decades ago as a demonstration of public solidarity against neighborhood crime, has become an opportunity for police and first responders to mingle with the community, answer…

Squad Spends Day at Fan Jam 2017

Thousands of people from across the region came to LaGrande Park Sunday, July 9, for the first annual Fan Jam music festival in Fanwood. Five live bands, a classic car show, more than a dozen food trucks and local and regional vendors and exhibitors celebrated summer on a perfect day in the park. Staged by…

Happy 4th, Happy Summer!

Thanks to FRS members Nancy Mustachio, Ed Winsor, Shreya Kachroo, Selin Kargo, Adrian McDonald and Nick Tripodi for taking ambulance 578 to Scotch Plains to aid in the safety standby for this year’s fireworks on July 2nd. All went without incident and the show was pretty fabulous.

Party in the Park

As it does every year, the Rescue Squad provided standby EMTs and both ambulances at Fanwood’s annual Party in the Park, the rite of summer that ushers in the Tuesday evening movies in LaGrande Park with fun for the kids, music, food and rides. Thanks to the great showing of EMTs and first responders who…

Our Class of 2017!

We’re so proud of our new graduates, each an outstanding young person who has chosen to volunteer for their community. Dante, Adrian, Adam, Nick, Toby and Christian are the future of the Fanwood Rescue Squad. Congratulations on your graduation from SPFHS, guys, and we’ll see you down the road.