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 minor burn. Squad members Tom Kranz, Joan Lozowski, Melissa Padulsky, Ed Winsor and Nick Tripodi manned both a Fanwood and Scotch Plains ambulance for rehab of the firefighters and to transport the injured firefighter.

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 Fanwood.

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.