Rest In Peace, Mary Connor
On July 18, 2015, South Orange firefighters lowered the Village flags to half staff to honor the passing of Mary Connor, matriarch of the South Orange Rescue Squad. After joining the Rescue Squad in 1969 Mary dedicated more than 40 years of her life in service to the Rescue Squad and our community; many of those as President of the Squad.
In honor of her more than four decades of dedication and service to our community, The South Orange Rescue Squad will dedicate our new headquarters building in her memory.
Rest In Peace Mary. You are missed.
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We are an independent 501(c)(3) EMS organization that provides free 911 emergency medical care to 41,000 residents of South Orange and Maplewood NJ and the surrounding communities, including Seton Hall University. The Rescue Squad is staffed by volunteers and funded solely by contributions from the community which are 100% deductible under IRS regulations-- we receive NO taxpayer funding. We also have a cadet program, which teaches High School students about becoming EMTs and trains them to save lives. We teach First Aid and CPR to members of the community, provide free EMS standby coverage at public events, and visit schools, camps and day cares to teach children about safety, First Aid and Emergency Medical Services.
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