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We were honored to host Princeton’s 9/11 memorial this morning. The memory of the 2,997 people killed, including 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 8 EMTs/paramedics, 20 years ago, today, will forever be with us. #neverforget ... See MoreSee Less

We were honored to host Princeton’s 9/11 memorial this morning. The memory of the 2,997 people killed, including 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 8 EMTs/paramedics, 20 years ago, today, will forever be with us. #neverforgetImage attachment

The Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad (PFARS) is pleased to announce that, effective October 21st, Captain Shawn Gallagher (left) will become the next Chief of PFARS. Capt. Gallagher will succeed Chief Frank Setnicky (right), who has held the position since 2007 and is retiring after 35 years with the Squad.

Capt. Gallagher has been a career staff member of the Squad since 2008 and a Line Officer since 2014. He brings a vast knowledge of industry trends, a passion for and strong grasp of EMS and Rescue operations, and considerable leadership experience to his new position. Capt. Gallagher is known by Squad members as someone who sets an example for others to follow: a supportive and respectful leader, an advocate for progress, a diligent EMT who continually seeks to learn and improve, and a thoughtful and patient teacher. Members of neighboring emergency services agencies describe his warm demeanor, sound judgment, and partnership during inter-agency projects and large incidents.

While Chief Setnicky's retirement is bittersweet, we are excited to begin a new chapter under the leadership of soon-to-be-Chief Gallagher. Please join us in congratulating him on his new position and wishing him the best of luck as he prepares to take on this new role!
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The Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad (PFARS) is pleased to announce that, effective October 21st, Captain Shawn Gallagher (left) will become the next Chief of PFARS. Capt. Gallagher will succeed Chief Frank Setnicky (right), who has held the position since 2007 and is retiring after 35 years with the Squad. 

Capt. Gallagher has been a career staff member of the Squad since 2008 and a Line Officer since 2014. He brings a vast knowledge of industry trends, a passion for and strong grasp of EMS and Rescue operations, and considerable leadership experience to his new position. Capt. Gallagher is known by Squad members as someone who sets an example for others to follow: a supportive and respectful leader, an advocate for progress, a diligent EMT who continually seeks to learn and improve, and a thoughtful and patient teacher. Members of neighboring emergency services agencies describe his warm demeanor, sound judgment, and partnership during inter-agency projects and large incidents. 

While Chief Setnickys retirement is bittersweet, we are excited to begin a new chapter under the leadership of soon-to-be-Chief Gallagher. Please join us in congratulating him on his new position and wishing him the best of luck as he prepares to take on this new role!

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The best to both of you!

Frank Setnicky Congrats Chief on the retirement and congrats to the New Chief!

Congratulations to you both!

Congratulations Frank!

That’s wonderful! Congratulations to you both! 👏

Congratulations Frank Setnicky !!!

Congrats Chief!

Congrats to both Chiefs!

Congratulations all around!!!

Best to you both!

Awesome

Congrats Capt! Well deserved.

Congrats Frank!!!! 🐲🐉

Congratulations to you both!

Congratulations on your retirement Chief Setnicky👏👍

Shawn Gallagher I’ve watched you grow into this wonderful man, husband, dad and now Chief. Congratulations 🎉👏👍

Well deserved Shawn! 🙌 Frank will be missed!

Great to see! Going to miss you Frank!!!

Wow, Frank Setnicky! The end of a era! ❤

PFARS has been, and will continue to be, guided by skilled, dedicated, knowledgeable, and compassionate leadership. Congratulations to both of you!

Congratulations!!!

WOW! A well-deserver retirement Frank & promotion Shawn!!!! I may need to get to Jersey to see y’all and the new station soon!!!!!

Well deserved!! Enjoy

Congratulations 👏 to Shawn and Family !

Congratulations to both of you!

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Our members are getting ready for the big race on Monday...are you? Show us your training photos in the comments below!

If you haven't signed up, join in the fun. Register at pfars.org/event/mountain-lakes-trail-run-walk-benefit/
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Get that AED on Jay, Stat!!!

Love it! Get it Jay Bird!

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If you have never held an EMT license (including current EMT students), please watch the first video below. If you are a current or expired EMT, MICP, or MICN with at least 6 months of EMS experience, or other healthcare professional based in the Emergency Department or EMS (ex. EM/field EMS Physicians, Emergency Department Nurses), who is 18 years of age or older, please begin with the second video.

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