National Night Out 2017

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.

Thousands of people from across the region came to LaGrande Park Sunday, July 9, for the first annual Fan Jam music festival in Fanwood. Five live bands, a classic car show, more than a dozen food trucks and local and regional vendors and exhibitors celebrated summer on a perfect day in the park. Staged by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the daylong festival promises to be a yearly tradition, judging by the turnout and the good times being had by all. Thanks to the Fanwood Police Department for keeping and eye on everyone and the Fanwood Rescue Squad for being on hand for safety and ambulance tours. Squad members who volunteered for the event were Capt. Nancy Mustachio, EMTs Tom Kranz, Brian Downing, Joan Lozowski and first responder Adrian McDonald.

Thanks to FRS members Nancy Mustachio, Ed Winsor, Shreya Kachroo, Selin Kargo, Adrian McDonald and Nick Tripodi for taking ambulance 578 to Scotch Plains to aid in the safety standby for this year’s fireworks on July 2nd. All went without incident and the show was pretty fabulous.