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 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.

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 Fanwood Presbyterian Church. In lieu of a traditional wetdown, there was a kind of mini-wetdown performed by Scotch Plains Fire Chief John Lestarchick. The pumper was purchased by the Borough of Fanwood at a cost of approximately $460,000. Council members Tom Kranz, Russ Huegel and Kathy Mitchell were also on hand, along with officers from the Scotch Plains and Plainfield Fire Departments.