Squad to Honor Fallen First Responder With Memorial in New Headquarters

The Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad will honor the memory of Michael Kenwood with a display in the lobby of its new building, under construction at 2 Mount Lucas Road.

Kenwood was a volunteer EMT and rescue technician who died in the line of duty during Hurricane Irene in 2011. He was a member of a PFARS crew that braved floodwaters to determine whether a partially submerged car contained passengers. During the rescue attempt, rising tides pinned Kenwood under water in a stand of trees and he drowned.

To the members of the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, Kenwood was an esteemed mentor, a compassionate caregiver, and a trusted friend who served the community and the profession with dignity, honor, and respect.

Kenwood also volunteered as the squad’s information technology officer, helping to meet rapidly expanding communications needs. A generous gift from the Kenwood Family Charitable Fund will name the new building’s IT Room in his memory.

Princeton residents are invited to take an early look at the new building at 2 Mount Lucas Road from 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the facility, inspect rescue vehicles, and meet volunteers. To learn more, visit pfars.org.