Remembering a Charter Member
Friends, family and former colleagues gathered at St. Bartholomew The Apostle Church in Scotch Plains Saturday, June 13, 2015, for a mass to remember Charles "Perk" Persson, a founding member of the Rescue Squad, firefighter and Fanwood police officer, who died in May at his home in Florida. Pictured, left to right, Robert Kennedy, family friend; David Baker, son in law; Jayne Baker, daughter; Lori Allen, daughter; Charles Persson, son; George Germinder, retired Fanwood police officer/Rescue Squad life member; Earl Phillips, Rescue Squad Founding member; Tony Parenti, retired Fanwood Police Chief; Bob Kruthers, Rescue Squad veteran member/Treasurer; Steve Siegal, Rescue Squad President.
Memorial Day Parade
Thanks to all members who participated in the annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade.
Our Responder of the Year
EMT Brian Downing was chosen as our Responder of the Year at the annual Overlook Medical Center EMS Dinner on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Brian is consistently one of our top three responders each month despite being a full time college student and responding to calls for the Scotch Plains and Neptune rescue squads as well. The presentation was made by Captain Patty Buckridee. Brian follows in the footsteps of his dad, Jeff Downing, a veteran EMT with the Rescue Squad and firefighter. Congratulations, Brian!
Council Proclaims EMS Month
Councilman and Squad member Tom Kranz reads the Mayor's proclamation of May 2015 as EMS Month. Members Bob Kruthers, Jazzmin Dixon and president Steve Siegal accept. Steve also accepted a $500 grant from NJ American Water Company.
Choir Concert Benefits Squads
Another great concert by an all star choir and musicians from across northern New Jersey at Fanwood Presbyterian Church Sunday, May 17th. A total of $2,248 was raised in free wil donations to be split evenly between the Fanwood and Scotch Plains Rescue Squads. Thanks to Pastor David Jahnke and Music Ministry Director Tom Berdos for making it happen a fourth year in a row.