Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad

1000 Summit Ave.
908-277-9479

The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, Inc. is an independent non-profit corporation dedicated to providing emergency medical services (EMS), non-emergency ambulance transportation, and safety training to the Summit community.  All of our services are provided free of charge.

As the primary EMS agency for the City of Summit, the First Aid Squad responds to various types of emergency 9-1-1 calls for help.  We also provide non-emergency services including "stand by" response at  community events and non-emergency transportation for Summit residents.

We are staffed 100% by volunteers.

Mailing address: PO Box 234 Summit, NJ 07902-0234

Recent News

Summti PAL Lends a Helping Hand

Members of the Summit PAL visited the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad headquarters to see the fruits of their recent donation. After the Summit Police migrated to a new digital radio system, the Summit First Aid Squad quickly discovered their olde…

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Summit EMS Volunteers Tackle Winter Storm

“Be Prepared” may be the motto of the Boy Scouts, but it’s also everyday practice at the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad.  So, it should come as no surprise that an Eagle Scout was among the 22 volunteers to staff the Squad’s headquarters d…

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Seat Belts Save Lives!

When Summit EMS Volunteers are dispatched to respond to a motor vehicle accident with rollover, they always hope for the best and prepare for the worst.  That was the case when EMTs Fred Schwarzmann and John Staunton arrived at this accident scene…

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Knights of Columbus Support Local EMS Squads

The Springfield Council #5560 of the Knights of Columbus recently awarded grants to the volunteer EMS agencies of Summit and Springfield.  According to Grand Knight Chris Tarashuk, the membership wanted to support both squads since the Knights pro…

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Summit EMT awarded Volunteer EMT of the Year by State Council

Matt Raymond of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad received the Volunteer EMT of the Year award from the EMS Councl of New Jersey.  The council repersents about 300 volunteer EMS and rescue ageinceis in the state.  Matt joined the Summit Volun…

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City Proclaims September Summit First Aid Squad Month

During Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, Summit Mayor Nora Radest presented the Proclamation while acknowledging the squad and its all-volunteer membership for more than 55 years of dedicated service to the Summit community.  “The Summit Volunt…

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Another Busy Day for Summit EMS Volunteers

    Just 1 week after Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad members answered 11 calls in a single day, the same teams covered 12 calls yesterday. The Monday night crew again began this run with a 5:50 AM response a medical emergency …

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EMS Volunteers "Spring" Into Action

April showers have long been known for bringing May flowers. But, this year in Summit, they have also brought quite a few requests for an ambulance response from the Summit Volunteer Aid Squad. Just 12 days into the month of April, Summit’s EMS …

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Summit EMS Approved as EMT Trading Site, Launches Buy-a-Brick Campaign

Thanks to the generosity of Summit residents, business, and local foundations Summit's all-volunteer First Aid Squad was able to build a new headquarters to replace the aging building they had used for over 50 years. Now yo…

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Hoboken Train Accident Felt in Summit

The September 29 train accident at the Hoboken NJ Transit terminal had ripple effects into many towns in the region including Summit.  Just before 9 AM, an in bound train failed to stop and crashed into the terminal. It was not immediately known h…

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Young EMS Volunteers Earn Scholarships

Five Junior Members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad were recipients if this year’s Alice Nichols Memorial Scholarship. The fund was established in memory of a long time squad volunteer who passed away unexpectedly in 2000. Alice had been an…

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First Aid Squad Launches Buy-a-Brick Campaign

Thanks to the generosity of Summit residents, businesses, and local foundations Summit’s all-volunteer First Aid Squad was able to build a new headquarters to replace their aging building.  Now your neighbors at the First Aid Squad need some hel…

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Summit EMS Gets New Leadership for 2016

The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad begins 2016 with a newly reorganized Board of Trustees and Officers that includes new members as well as some familiar faces. Mike D’Ecclessis, a volunteer for nearly 40 years who served as President in once in …

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'Tis the Season... For Ambulance Calls!

It’s not uncommon for members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad to see an increase in calls during major holidays or during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year.  That was certainly true last weekend when squad volunteers ans…

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Summit EMS is the New Jersey Squad of the Year!

The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad was selected as the EMS Squad of the Year by the EMS Council of New Jersey.  The annual award honors the Emergency Medical Services agency that best demonstrates its contribution to the development and growth of …

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EMS Volunteers See a Busy Start in August

August is usually a quiet, relaxing month in Summit. Schools are closed and many families vacation during this time.  As a result it’s generally the least busy month for the Summit First Aid Squad.   However, if this first week of August 2015 is…

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Summit Hosts Emergency Preparedness Event

September may be Summit First Aid Squad Month here in Summit, but it’s also National Preparedness Month, a perfect time to review our plans for what to do when the next disaster strikes.  In the past 3 years Summit has seen hurricane Irene, a h…

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