The Pennington First Aid Squad Logo

The Pennington First Aid Squad Logo

The Pennington First Aid Squad Logo




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The curtain is raised, so to speak, by Gavin Nelson and Lieutenant Dan Schulman of Hopewell Valley Emergency Services.

28-Nov-2016
Daniel Boone to Retire from PFAS

We are saddened to learn that Dan Boone has announced his retirement from the PFAS effective Jan 1, 2017.

Dan Boone at 1995 MVA

Dan Boone on far side of stretcher with glasses. Scott Sferra to the right of Dan. Many more pictures of Dan may be found here

Dan joined the Squad in 1990 and was soon a top 10 responder and continued as a top responder until today. He has answered over 3350 calls for service in his career, third highest of any PFAS member. But it was as an officer of the Squad that Dan made his greatest contributions. He started as a 9th district representative in his second year, was Vice President by his third year and has served faithfully as President for 20 of the last 22 years. No officer of the Squad has ever served as long or as continuously. During his tenure, our building has grown several times and we have continued the tradition of teaching started by Dick and Jessie Bailey. Dan worked closely with the Trustees on all building projects and has supervised numerous Treasurers to ensure the bills are paid and the books balance. Dan has served as an EMT instructor and as the EMT course coordinator for many years. He made sure the PFAS got paid by the State, a task that requires nearly super-human persistence. He has been a one-man CPR training institution for the Squad keeping many an EMT certified and riding by providing individual courses at the "last minute."

Dan is nearly always around when anything needs to be done at the squad as evidenced by the many pictures we have of him. He has been honored for his volunteer work by being chosen as Grand Marshall of the Pennington Memorial Day Parade and awarded EMT of the year by the New Jersey State Council, Knights of Columbus in 2011. Dan Boone was President of the Pennington First Aid Squad when we were chosen NJ Outstanding Volunteer EMS Agency at the 2011 New Jersey Statewide Conference on EMS.

Through all this, Dan found time to care for two aging parents and to be an active volunteer and lay preacher at the Pennington United Methodist Church. Dan is patient and long suffering. Grudge and anger are not part of his vocabulary. He strictly follows Ephesians 4:26 to "never let the sun go down upon your wrath."

Those of us who remember the time when PFAS did a daily 6 PM pager test will never forget Dan's characteristic sign-off: "KRX-532 off and clear the air, Dispatcher TWO-ZERO-SIX." Best wishes to you, Dispatcher 206.

21-NOV-2016
6000 Calls

EMT Kirk Schmitt answered his 6000th call today. Since joining the PFAS in 1989, EMT Schmitt has often been the top responder. He has also served as Captain, and First and Second Assistant Captain. He is currently Treasurer of the PFAS. His call total is the highest of any PFAS member past or present.

Dan Boone, Kirk Schmitt, 1991 MVA

Kirk Schmitt and Dan Boone at a motor vehicle crash sometime in 1991.

18-Oct-2016
Naomi McCarty, Knights of Columbus Shield Award

We were pleased that the Knights of Columbus, Local 7103, gave their Annual Shield Award to PFAS member Naomi McCarty this year. Naomi was honored for her many years of service as a hospice nurse, as an EMT responder for the Pennington First Aid Squad and for years of service as the PFAS treasurer. Complete text of First Assistant Captain Muccioli's comments here

Naomi McCarty receives Shield Award

Naomi McCarty receives the Shield Award from First Assistant Captain John Muccioli at the 7th Annual Hopewell Valley Knights Of Columbus Shield Award Ceremony Oct 18, 2016

15-Aug-2016
The fall EMT class is now closed

For more information or to be put on a wait list, contact Daniel Boone, the EMT Course Coordinator, at 609-510-4324.

19-Apr-2016
The fall EMT class is now open for registration.

Click on the "Training" tab for more information and to register.

12-Jan-2016
New Officers and Trustees for 2016 Installed

2016 Officers

Back row, left to right: Jon Guerard (Trustee), John Muccioli (Assistant Captain), Neal Blackwell (Trustee), Jack Ferrara (Captain), Daniel Boone (President), Doug Kabay (Trustee), Thomas Tedd (Vice President), Kirk Schmitt (Treasurer)

(Front row, left to right): Joan Schwarzwalder (Corresponding Secretary), June Guerard (Recording Secretary), Heather Varrasse (Second Assistant Captain)