See you on Memorial Day

Look for the Rescue Squad at the Memorial Day ceremony at the Fanwood Memorial Library at 9am, then at the annual parade starting in downtown Scotch Plains at 10:45am, making its way into Fanwood down Martine Avenue to LaGrande Park.

Jamie Pedinoff, Overlook EMT of the Year

Congratulations to longtime member Jamie Pedinoff for being named our EMT of the Year at the annual Overlook Medical Center EMS Awards Dinner held at the Summit Hotel on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Below are the remarks delivered by squad Captain Patty Buckridee. —————————————– The officers and member of the Fanwood Rescue Squad take great…

Free CPR Classes for EMS Week

The Fanwood Rescue Squad’s free CPR classes are offered to residents of Fanwood and Scotch Plains during EMS Week. The classes are designed for the public and includes CPR/AED and choking management for adults, children and infants. Due to an overwhelming response, both available classes are already full. We appreciate the interest. These courses are taught…

EMT Nick Routé Receives Knights of Columbus Shield Award

Congratulations to EMT Nick Routé, recipient of this year’s Shield Award from the Knights of Columbus, Father Nelligan Council at St. Bart’s Church. His award, for outstanding service to his community, was presented by squad President Ed Winsor.  Also present for the awards was Nick’s parents, Rita and Joe. Joe Routé is a Fanwood volunteer…

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…