2018 will mark the Squad’s 50th year of service to the community.
Mayor John Higgins of Clinton Township swore in of the 2018 line and administrative officers after the meal.
2018 Line officers are: Frank Setnicky - Chief, Matt Stiff - Deputy Chief, Chris Miller - Rescue Captain, Joe Olivo - EMS Captain, Chris Querry - Rescue Lieutenant, Mike Lapczynski - EMS Lieutenant, Michelle Gardner - Lieutenant, Evan Holtz - Lieutenant.
2017 Operational Overview by Chief Setnicky:
- 3,089 total calls answered
- 3,789 vehicle responses
- 5 Counties responded to, including 24 municipalities in Hunterdon County and the U.S. Virgin Islands
- 27,298 Volunteer Hours logged, up nearly 10% from 2016
- 117 Volunteers and 35 career staff answered those calls
- 32 new volunteers were welcomed to the Squad in 2017
- Thank you to Doug Gimson who served as an EMS Officer for the last 4 years, and Paul Smith who served for the last 6 years as a Rescue Officer
- Thanks extended to Mayor Higgins, Clinton Township Council and Administrator Jesse Landon for entrusting CFARS in providing 100% coverage for Clinton Township for EMS and Rescue Services
- Thank you to Hampton Emergency Squad for our continued partnership for daytime responses
- Welcome to our newest partnership with High Bridge Emergency Squad, where we will be supplying personnel to cover HBES along with Lebanon Township Fire Department EMS and Califon First Aid Squad during daytime hours.
- CFARS updated outdated EMS and Rescue equipment
- A new Heavy Rescue unit was ordered and scheduled for delivery in 2018, and purchased an used Rescue unit to replace 2 other older units.
The Service Awards followed.
- Rosemarie Milligan was honored for her 40 years of service.
- 25-Years of Service Awards went to: Sharon Burham
- 10-Years of Service Awards went to: Michelle Gardner, Shannon Giuliani, Alison Ambrose, Ryan Nelson, and Darryl Higgins
- 5-Years of Service Awards went to: Timothy Phelan, Brody Longo, John Garrison, Ryan Connors, Nathan Herrington, Stephen Vetrano, Brian McNally, Brandon Murphy and Douglas Gimson
- Life Saving Awards for Cardiac Arrest, Water Rescue, and Opiate were given to: Joe Olivo, Evan Holtz, Ben Hagan, Paul Smith, Gene Saltz, Michelle Gardner, Doug Gimson, Jenny Kubik, Kyra Baumstark, Betsy Milcarek, Sami Luciano, James Race, Emily Stiff, Chip Milcarek, Chris Miller, Chris Querry, and Greg Schwartz.
- High call responders, non-officers, were: Mike Lapczynski with 194 calls answered, Ben Hagan with 178 calls answered, and Chris Querry with 168 calls answered.
- Most Valuable Player Awards went to: EMS member - Mike Lapczynski, Rescue member - Chris Querry, and Career member - Shannon Giuliani
- Extra Mile Awards went to: Rebecca Setnicky & Christopher Miller for their work on the Squad's & Fire Companies joint anniversary parade, and to Timothy Shanahan & H. Bucky Buchanan for their work in the U.S. Virgin Islands with the NJ EMS Task Force
Photos & partial content by: Rich Maxwell