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….

Happy Holidays!

Our festive holiday lights made possible by squad members Shreya Kachroo, Lisa Walker and Ed Winsor.

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,…

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…