Sgt. Marc Gottlick Named Outstanding First Responder

Fanwood PD Sgt. Marc Gottlick is the recipient of First Responder of the Year award at this year’s Statewide EMS Conference in Atlantic City. Sgt. Gottlick in center with wife Jen is flanked by Rescue Squad officers, (from left) Jeffrey Downing, Nancy Mustachio, Jamie Pedinoff, Patty Buckridee and Steve Siegal. Read story on nj.com

Chelsea Donates $1,500

Thanks to Chelsea Senior Living which raised $25,000 for volunteer rescue squads and other first responders during its annual golf outing on Sept. 28th, 2015. Fanwood Rescue Squad’s Joan Lozowski, 5th from left, was on hand to accept our share which is $1,500. Joanie also won the prize for longest drive by a woman golfer.

Fanny Wood Day 2015

Thanks to those who volunteered for duty and PR crews during this year’s Fanny Wood Day street fair on Sunday, September 27th, including Steve S, Nancy M, Tom K, Ian L, Jovany T, Jamie P, Adam M and Joan L.

Remembering Charter Member Charles Persson

Friends, family and former colleagues gathered at St. Bartholomew The Apostle Church in Scotch Plains Saturday, June 13, 2015, for a mass to remember Charles “Perk” Persson, a founding member of the Rescue Squad, firefighter and Fanwood police officer, who died in May at his home in Florida. Pictured, left to right, Robert Kennedy, family friend; David Baker, son in law; Jayne Baker, daughter; Lori Allen, daughter; Charles Persson, son; George Germinder, retired Fanwood police officer/Rescue Squad life member; Earl Phillips, Rescue Squad Founding member; Tony Parenti, retired Fanwood Police Chief; Bob Kruthers, Rescue Squad veteran member/Treasurer; Steve Siegal, Rescue Squad President.

Memorial Day Parade 2015

Thanks to all members who participated in the annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade.

Choir Concert Benefits Squads

 Another great concert by an all star choir and musicians from across northern New Jersey at Fanwood Presbyterian Church Sunday, May 17th. A total of $2,248 was raised in free wil donations to be split evenly between the Fanwood and Scotch Plains Rescue Squads. Thanks to Pastor David Jahnke and Music Ministry Director Tom Berdos for making it happen a fourth year in a row.

Overlook Responder of the Year

EMT Brian Downing was chosen as our Responder of the Year at the annual Overlook Medical Center EMS Dinner on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Brian is consistently one of our top three responders each month despite being a full time college student and responding to calls for the Scotch Plains and Neptune rescue squads as well. The presentation was made by Captain Patty Buckridee. Brian follows in the footsteps of his dad, Jeff Downing, a veteran EMT with the Rescue Squad and firefighter. Congratulations, Brian!

Council Proclaims EMS Month

Councilman and Squad member Tom Kranz reads the Mayor’s proclamation of May 2015 as EMS Month. Members Bob Kruthers, Jazzmin Dixon and president Steve Siegal accept. Steve also accepted a $500 grant from NJ American Water Company.

Knights Honor First Responders

2015 Knights of Columbus Shield Award winners and their sponsors, left to right: Sgt.Marc Gottlick, Chief Richard Trigo and Ryan Gilmore, Fanwood Police; Rescue Squad president Steve Siegal, award winner Liz Buckridee and Captain Patty Buckridee; award winner Firefighter Ken Gorman and Assistant Chief Dave Zawodniak, Fanwood Fire Dept. Congrats, all!

Squad Participates in Women’s Health Fair

Sgt. Ian Lewis checks blood pressure for a visitor to the “Go Red” women’s heart health fair on Feb. 6th

2015 Installation and Awards Dinner

EMTs Brian Downing and Karolyn Buckridee were the Fanwood Rescue Squad’s Number 1 and Number 2 responders for 2014 at the annual awards dinner at Berkeley Plaza Saturday, January 17, 2015. Length of service awards were also given to Rob Villegas and Karolyn Buckridee for five years of service. And a team of FRS members who helped save the life of a Fanwood man in cardiac arrest in late 2014 were recognized with “save” pins. They are pictured below, left to right, Liz Buckridee, Joan Lozowski, Brian Downing and Tom Kranz. Capt. Patty Buckridee at podium.

2015 Officers Sworn In

Officers sworn in January 1, 2015 by Mayor Colleen Mahr