Santa Makes His Rounds
Bob Kruthers, a member of the Fanwood Rescue Squad since 1957, received the EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Friday, November 14, 2014, at the annual NJ Statewide EMS Conference in Atlantic City. Bob, the Rescue Squad’s treasurer, has answered more than 5,000 calls and provides ongoing leadership and mentoring to squad members. Below is the nominating letter, more photos and video of the presentation.
Squad Wins Outstanding Call Award
Farewell to our Friend Bob Hoyer
Bob Hoyer, our friend and fellow member since 2006, passed away October 5, 2014, following an episode of cardiac arrest at his home. He was 67. Bob was one of our top responders for several years after first joining as a driver and first responder. He won our EMS Responder of the Year at the annual Overlook Dinner in 2007. Bob’s wife, Bernadette, retired last year after teaching at Brunner Elementary school for many years. Our thoughts are with Bernie and the family during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations in Bob’s memory to the Fanwood Rescue Squad.
Celebrating Our First Responders
Fanny Wood Day 2014
Chelsea Donates $2,000
Nancy Mustachio, EMT of the Year
Congratulations to 1st Lt. Nancy Mustachio on winning this year’s EMS Excellence award at the annual Overlook EMS awards Dinner on May 21st. Presenting was Capt. Patty Buckridee and Dr. Paul Mastrokyriakos, chief of Overlook’s ER. Other local winners included Carolyn Sorge of the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad and Dalber Pereira of the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad. Well done, everyone!