Awards Dinner 2018

The following members were presented with awards for their service at the 2018 Rescue Squad/Fire Department Dinner on January 20 at The Westwood, Garwood, NJ: 5 Year Service Pin Nick Letkowski Joan Lozowski 15 Year Service Silver Bowl Jimmy Drewes Melissa Padulsky 25 Year Service Plaque Steve Siegal Dave Zawodniak Special Recognition for 60 Years…

2018 Officers Sworn In

Congratulations to the Rescue Squad’s 2018 officers upon their swearing in on Monday, January 1st, during the Fanwood Borough’s annual reorganization meeting. In addition to the traditional swearing in, squad Captain Patty Buckridee used the opportunity to promote EMT Shreya Kachroo to full active membership from probation. Congratulations to Shreya and to all our officers,…

A Labor of Love–The Santa Parade

The beloved Santa Parade through Fanwood brought awe and smiles across town on Saturday, December 16th. A coating of snow brought an extra holiday touch to our annual tradition which goes back some 50 years. With his helpers from the Fire Department, Rescue Squad and PBA Local 123, Santa delivered over 1,000 gifts to about…

Distracted Driving Crash Demo

Rescue Squad members Ian Lewis, Ed Winsor, Nick Route and Madison Lawton took part in a startlingly real enactment of a distracted driving crash outside Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 12th. Sponsored by the Scotch Plains and Fanwood Police Departments and emergency personnel along with the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), students from Scotch…

Volunteer Dinner

The Rescue Squad was among Fanwood volunteers celebrated at an annual holiday dinner held this year at the new Fanwood Grille on Martine Avenue. Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Borough Council hosted the dinner to thank the town’s many volunteers, who populate our commissions and boards in addition to the rescue squad and fire department….

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus makes his annual trek through Fanwood on Saturday, December 16th, beginning at 11am. Accompanied by the Fire Department, Rescue Squad and PBA Local 123, Santa will go door to door delivering presents to our children. For Santa to bring a present to your door, drop off your package at the Fanwood Firehouse Monday,…

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…

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.  

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…