Fire Dept Inaugurates New Pumper

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…

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…

Squad Spends Day at Fan Jam 2017

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…

Happy 4th, Happy Summer!

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.

Party in the Park

As it does every year, the Rescue Squad provided standby EMTs and both ambulances at Fanwood’s annual Party in the Park, the rite of summer that ushers in the Tuesday evening movies in LaGrande Park with fun for the kids, music, food and rides. Thanks to the great showing of EMTs and first responders who…

Our Class of 2017!

We’re so proud of our new graduates, each an outstanding young person who has chosen to volunteer for their community. Dante, Adrian, Adam, Nick, Toby and Christian are the future of the Fanwood Rescue Squad. Congratulations on your graduation from SPFHS, guys, and we’ll see you down the road.

Remembering Officer Matt Tarentino

The Fanwood Rescue Squad expresses its heartfelt condolences to the family of Matthew Tarentino, the Summit, NJ, police officer killed in a car accident while on his way to work the morning of May 30th. The squad supports our brothers and sisters of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad and the officers of the Summit Police…

Memorial Day 2017

The rain forced a cancellation of this year’s parade but FRS members stood for our annual group photo in front of FRS HQ. Thanks to those who turned out for the annual ceremony at the Fanwood Memorial Library, which did proceed in light drizzle.

Fanwood Honors Bob Kruthers on 60 Years of Service

Fanwood Council honored Bob Kruthers for his 60 years of service to the Fanwood Rescue Squad during the May 22nd regular council meeting coinciding with EMS Week. Bob was a recipient of the Borough’s Volunteer of the Month award in 2009 and earned a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Statewide EMS Conference in 2014. Bob’s…

Overlook EMS Awards

The Fanwood Rescue Squad is proud to name EMT Karolyn Buckridee the recipient of this year’s EMS excellence award at the Overlook Medical Center Dinner on May 24th at Berkeley Plaza, Berkeley Heights, NJ. Karolyn maintains a high standard of care that benefits not only our patients but all of us who serve with her….