The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad was presented with a proclamation read by acting mayor JoAnn Neylan, in the absence of Mayor Andy Skibitsky, at the Town Council meeting Tuesday evening. The proclamation was regarding the squad's upcoming annual fund drive in March.
The proclamation stated that March has been designated Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad Month, recognizing the contributions of the members: “The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad is a wholly volunteer emergency medical service [operating] 24 hours a day, 7 days a week… [They] provide no-fee emergency medical care and transportation to the residents and visitors of the town of Westfield for the past 62 years… [and] are certified volunteer emergency medical technicians who generously donate their time… to provide for the physical well-being of the community and its residents… During the year 2012, members of the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad volunteered over 30,992 hours of service and answered 2,510 calls, giving selflessly of themselves for the welfare of others.”
Residents are encouraged to acknowledge and applaud the efforts of the members of the Rescue Squad. To learn more about the squad, its mission or becoming a new volunteer member, call 908-233-2500. To make a donation, send a contribution to 335 Watterson St. Westfield, NJ 07090.
Also in attendance was Boy Scout Troup 72, who were there to fulfill the requirement of attending a meeting of the troop's city, town, or county council or school board to earn their Merit Badges.
The next meeting of the Westfield Town Council will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.