Rockin’ for Autism 2018

The crew at the Rockin’ for Autism Fair, a daylong awareness and fundraiser for Autism New Jersey run by the Banks family of Fanwood. Among the crew at this year’s event were Shreya Kachroo, Jeff Downing, Nick Tripodi, Ed Winsor and Councilman and squad member Tom Kranz.

Brownies Come to Visit

Brownie Troop 40827 from McGinn Elementary School paid a visit to the Rescue Squad on Thursday, March 15th, 2018. Thanks to hosts Shreya Kachroo, Chrissy O’Connor, Ed Winsor  and Madison Lawton.

Hot wire down on 578 during snow storm

The Fanwood Rescue Squad had crews on standby during the entirety of the snowstorm that descended on us on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018. The storm dropped about a foot of wet, heavy snow that brought down numerous trees and power lines, some of the worst damage seen since Hurricane Sandy. A live electrical wire came…

New Ambulance Arrives

The Fanwood Rescue Squad took possession of its new ambulance on Friday, February 23, 2018. The color scheme is a departure from the brown and tan combination that was the standard since 1977, though those elements still exist. The ambulance, which will replace a 17 year old model, is a 2017 Braun Signature Series on…

Wesley Lewis, 12, Named Fanwood Volunteer of the Month

Wesley Lewis, 12, son of Squad Sergeant Ian Lewis, was recognized as Fanwood’s Volunteer of the Month by the Mayor and Council for his work in support of the annual Go Red for Women’s Heart Health campaign. Wes, who is being Bar Mitzvah’d in September, did his mitzvah project of spreading the word about heart…

SPF PAL Donates $1,000

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Police Athletic League presented the Fanwood Rescue Squad with a donation of $1,000 for the squad’s support of PAL football games last year. Pictured, left to right, Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo who is on the PAL board; Councilwoman Kathy Mitchell; PAL President Shawn Johnson; PAL Board Member and football coordinator Bruce…

Go Red 2018

The Squad provided free blood pressure screenings for the fourth consecutive year at the Go Red for Women’s Health fair at The Chelsea on South Avenue. Squad member Melissa Padulsky and her company, Little Hearts Big World CPR Instruction, is a co-sponsor of the event, which again featured yoga, chair massages, healthy food, speakers on…

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…