Northfield Bank Foundation Gives $15,000 Grant To PFARS for Training

Published in Planet Princeton

The Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad has received a $15,000 grant from the Northfield Bank Foundation to support emergency medical and rescue training for the Squad’s 110 volunteer and career members.

Established in 1939, the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad provides the town’s 30,000 residents and visitors with professional emergency medical and rescue services. Last year, the Squad responded to more than 3,000 calls with an average response time of under six minutes.

“We appreciate the generosity of local businesses like Northfield Bank that help to defray our training costs,” says Mark Freda, president of the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad. “Corporate grants help the Squad train our members on the latest emergency medical and rescue protocols.”

“The Northfield Bank Foundation is extremely proud to partner with the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad.  We understand the challenges of a volunteer rescue squad, and we are happy to invest in their training,” said Diane Senerchia, executive director.

Established in 2007, the foundation helps non-profits improve the quality of life in the communities in which Northfield Bank does business.

Photo: Diane Senerchia of the Northfield Bank Foundation with Mark Freda of the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad.