We Have Moved!
Posted by Dan Cohen on May 01, 2016 at 10:46 PM
The South Orange Rescue Squad has moved operations to 62 Sloan Street
Watch the construction of our new headquarters take place in one minute:
National Night Out 2015
Posted by Dan Cohen on August 05, 2015 at 1:22 PM
Today 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.
We have won the $25,000 Neighborhood Assist Grant from State Farm. Thank you very much for all of your help in getting us there.
More than 4,000 applications were submitted and from those we were chosen to be in the top 200. It was then the support of the community that pushed us to the top of the list and ensured that we were among the top 40 causes-- each of which will get a $25,000 grant.
During what felt like 3 endless weeks of voting, we were blown away by the way the community rallied around us to push us over the top. Thank you! This is a much needed grant and will be put to very good use so that we can continue to provide the residents of South Orange and Maplewood with free Emergency Medical care.
The South Orange Rescue Squad was headquartered on Third Street since 1970. Recently that land was sold to make room for the new Third and Valley development project... and our headquarters was bulldozed in the process.
We are about to embark on a major endeavor-- rebuilding our headquarters building on Sloan Street next to the Fire Department-- but we need your help. The developer who took over our lot made a contribution as payment for our old building, but it is not enough to build the new one.
It is estimated that we need to raise another $100,000 to complete the project.
In order to help raise money for the construction, we are selling engraved bricks that will become permanent parts of the two pathways leading to the building. We will also be selling engraved tiles to line the walls inside the front entrance. These personalized bricks and tiles will be laser engraved with the inscription of your choice and are perfect for honoring your family name, celebrating a precious memory, memorializing a loved one or just showing your business or family's support for the South Orange Rescue Squad.
Your personalized text and image will be a part of our building forever. You can also upload your own logo / clip art to be used-- email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
For pricing / online ordering, please go here: http://www.polarengraving.com/SORescueSquad
WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR MAJOR SPONSORS FOR THE BUILDING PROJECT.
ANY BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL WHO IS INTERESTED IN SPONSORING PART OF THE CONSTRUCTION-- PLEASE EMAIL SORESCUE@VERIZON.NET FOR INFO ON OUR MAJOR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS.
You Shop. The South Orange Rescue Squad gets a donation. For Free.
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Simply click here to add the igive button to your browser:
When you add the "igive button" to your browser, it automatically donates a percentage of your purchases to SORS every time you shop-- PAID FOR BY THE MERCHANTS-- NOT YOU.
To see which stores participate and what percentages they give, click here
Big thanks to Investors Savings Bank which has long been a big supporter of the South Orange Rescue Squad.
When we needed money to purchase new ambulances, we approached Investors for a loan.
Instead, they offered a $25,000 grant which went towards the purchase of two used ambulances.
The ambulances now proudly display the Investors Bank logo as a symbol of our thanks for their ongoing support.
Lissette Morales and Kristen Koscielak of Investors Bank show the logo now displayed on SORS ambulances
Rescue Squad President Melanie Troncone with Lissette Morales and Kristen Koscielak of Investors Bank
South Orange Rescue Squad Captain Dan Cohen with Lissette Morales and Kristen Koscielak of Investors Bank
Get ready... Tuesday august 5th is the 5th Annual National Night Out - the South Orange Public Safety Fair at Flood's hill
★ Kids Zone ★ Live Music Food ★ Giveaways ★ Movie
At 6:30pm, the event kicks off with live music featuring “Aisle Five” – a hot rock/pop cover band as well as a public safety fair where residents can learn more about various departments and organizations in town. There will be a Kids Zone with bounce houses, coloring stations, activities and free merchandise giveaways including tee- shirts, frisbees, balloons, and glow sticks. Food trucks and vendors will also be on site so come hungry!
Then at 8:30pm, sit under the stars with some popcorn and cotton candy and enjoy “THE LEGO MOVIE” - don’t forget your blanket and lawn chairs!
The Rescue Squad is hosting our first fundraiser of 2014, this Saturday night May 31st at Bunny’s Sports Bar - 9pm until closing.
It should be a very fun night of live music, food, drinks and an auction with some great prizes. Admission is free.
We will have a silent auction for the bigger ticket items (listed after the jump) and a “tricky tray”-type raffle for the gift cards and smaller items, plus a 50/50 raffle and more.