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Serving Fanwood, NJ, and Union County since 1948.
Serving Fanwood, NJ, and Union County since 1948.

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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. Proceeds go to 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.

Founding Member Passes

Charles Persson in 2008
Charles Persson in 2008

Charles "Perkie" Persson, a founding member of the Fanwood Rescue Squad, died May 1, 2015, at the age of 87 at his home in Florida. Mr. Persson was also a Fanwood police officer and firefighter.  Our condolences go out to his family and friends. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 13th, at St. Bart's, time unknown. Here's his obit from the Star Ledger: