Archives (2014)

Santa Makes His Rounds

Both ambulances assisted Santa Claus during his trek through Fanwood on Saturday, Dec. 13th, 2014.  Here we arrive in a kid-friendly block of Shady Lane. Thanks to volunteers Jeff D, Brian D, Karolyn B, Jazzmin D, Joanie L and Nancy M.
Both ambulances assisted Santa Claus during his trek through Fanwood on Saturday, Dec. 13th, 2014. Here we arrive in a kid-friendly block of Shady Lane. Thanks to volunteers Jeff D, Brian D, Karolyn B, Jazzmin D, Joanie L and Nancy M.

Bob Kruthers: Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Kruthers, a member of the Fanwood Rescue Squad since 1957, received the EMS Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award Friday, November 14, 2014, at the annual NJ Statewide EMS Conference in Atlantic City. Bob, the Rescue Squad's treasurer, has answered more than 5,000 calls and provides ongoing leadership and mentoring to squad members. Below is the nominating letter, more photos and video of the presentation.

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Squad Wins Outstanding Call Award

Photo by Dan Sullivan
Photo by Dan Sullivan

The New Jersey State First Aid Council awarded the Fanwood Rescue Squad the 2014 Outstanding Call of the Year during the awards banquet at the annual NJSFAC convention at the Somerset Doubletree Hotel. The award acknowledged our response on January 1 to the young man with a severed arm found lying next to the train tracks near Hetfield Avenue.  Read the details of that call here.

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Farewell to our Friend Bob Hoyer

Bob Hoyer, our friend and fellow member since 2006, passed away October 5, 2014, following an episode of cardiac arrest at his home. He was 67. Bob was one of our top responders for several years after first joining as a driver and first responder. He won our EMS Responder of the Year at the annual Overlook Dinner in 2007. Bob's wife, Bernadette, retired last year after teaching at Brunner Elementary school for many years. Our thoughts are with Bernie and the family during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations in Bob's memory to the Fanwood Rescue Squad.


Celebrating Our First Responders

Fanwood's police, fire and EMS personnel were celebrated Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Oh'Brian's Pourhouse, sponsored by Guiness.  Owner Brian Walter threw us a great party under his tent. (Photo: Brian Horton)
Fanwood's police, fire and EMS personnel were celebrated Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Oh'Brian's Pourhouse, sponsored by Guiness. Owner Brian Walter threw us a great party under his tent. (Photo: Brian Horton)

Fanny Wood Day 2014

Jeff and Ben, balloon enablers
Jeff and Ben, balloon enablers

Thanks to everyone to turned out September 28th for Fanny Wood Day, the annual street fair that attracted hundreds of visitors this year.


Chelsea Donates $2,000

Chelsea Senior Living raised $28,000 at its golf outing this year, money distributed to volunteer rescue squads who serve communities in which Chelsea has properties. Each squad received $2,000. 

Chelsea at Fanwood Executive Director Jennifer Ricci with EMTs Joan Lozowski and Tom Kranz
Chelsea at Fanwood Executive Director Jennifer Ricci with EMTs Joan Lozowski and Tom Kranz

Nancy Mustachio, EMT of the Year

Congratulations to 1st Lt. Nancy Mustachio on winning this year's EMS Excellence award at the annual Overlook EMS awards Dinner on May 21st. Presenting was Capt. Patty Buckridee and Dr. Paul Mastrokyriakos, chief of Overlook's ER. Other local winners included Carolyn Sorge of the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad and Dalber Pereira of the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad. Well done, everyone!


Members Turn Out for Street Fair

FRS members Ben Gechtman and Jazzmin Dixon with Kyra, 8, a visitor from Scotch Plains
FRS members Ben Gechtman and Jazzmin Dixon with Kyra, 8, a visitor from Scotch Plains

Thanks to our members who did standby duty at the Fanwood Downtown Street Fair Sunday, June 8, 2014: Liz Buckridee, Karolyn Buckridee, Patty Buckridee, Brian Downing, Jeff Downing, Jazzmin Dixon, Ben Gechtman,  Mike Hopkins, Tom Kranz, Jamie Pedinoff and Steve Siegal.


Memorial Day Parade

Annual group shot, Memorial Day, 2014
Annual group shot, Memorial Day, 2014

Squads presented with checks by Fanwood Presbyterian

Fanwood Presbyterian Church music director Tom Berdos presents checks for $1,427.50 to SPRS Captain Dan Sullivan and FRS President Steve Siegal. The money was raised during the annual church choir concert benefiting our squads during EMS Week. Thank you!
Fanwood Presbyterian Church music director Tom Berdos presents checks for $1,427.50 to SPRS Captain Dan Sullivan and FRS President Steve Siegal. The money was raised during the annual church choir concert benefiting our squads during EMS Week. Thank you!