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.

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.

Fanwood’s police, fire and rescue squad responders brought out their toys August 1st for the annual National Night Out at LaGrande Park. The National Night Out, which began three decades ago as a demonstration of public solidarity against neighborhood crime, has become an opportunity for police and first responders to mingle with the community, answer questions and show off some of the equipment that allows them to do their jobs. Thanks to Police Chief Trigo, Fire Chief Piccola and Rescue Squad Captain Nancy Mustachio for being out with our citizens and for serving our town every day.