SUMMIT, NJ - Appropriately arriving during the City-proclaimed 'Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Month', two grants from The Summit Foundation totaling nearly $24,000 will support the Squad with expanded technology.

A $20,000 grant will help fund the purchase of new computers that will be used to complete electronic call reports and other required documentation after Squad members respond to 911 calls. The new computers replace outdated equipment and will enable crews to more efficiently write the comprehensive reports required by each call. 

In addition, The Summit Foundation helped the Squad to defray significant COVID-19 expenses with a special grant of $3,900 for the purchase of a U/V light to decontaminate ambulances and equipment after crews return from calls. 

“We sincerely appreciate The Summit Foundation and its continuing support of the Squad, particularly with essential help during the pandemic,” said Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad President Robert Flanagan. “By generously funding the purchase of the U/V light and new computers, The Summit Foundation helped to keep our members safe, while enabling them to be more productive as well. They are a true community partner and we are very fortunate to have their significant support.”