The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad held their 83rd Annual Installation of Officers dinner on January 11th, 2020 at Snuffy’s Pantagis Renaissance. Over 120 people were in attendance, which included not only squad members, but also members of the police and fire departments, the town council and mayor, local hospital personnel, and other EMS organizations who have helped and supported this vital volunteer organization throughout the years.
During the dinner, late squad members were honored and remembered, and current squad members were recognized for their service. Length of service awards went out to various long time members such as Joanne Gurske and Jean Lozowski for 30 years, Edward Fiedler for 40 years, Robert Speth for 45 years and Daniel Sullivan for 50 years.
The officers for 2020 were also sworn in and included the following:
President: Daniel Sullivan
1st Vice President: Chang Yaramouthu
2nd Vice President: Deborah Speth
Secretary: Joanne Gurske
Treasurer: Harold Hill
Chaplain: Robert Gurske
Chief: Carolyn Sorge
Deputy Chief: Robert Gurske
Deputy Chief: Ronald Mahaffey
Delegates: Daniel Sullivan, Patricia Buckridee, Rachael Siegel
Alternate Delegates: Rachel Voeltzel, Matthew Marcus, Ryan Lemence
Trustees: Robert Speth, Robert Foerster, Edward Fiedler
The Scotch Plains Rescue Squad is proud to have so many dedicated members who continue to be there for their fellow neighbors in times of need. While many other volunteer agencies have had to close their doors in recent years, the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad stands strong and determined to carry on its mission.
Submitted by Susan Baldani, a life member of the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad.