Installation planned for January meeting

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Members of the New Jersey State First Aid Council (NJSFAC) elected the volunteer emergency medical services organization’s officers for 2012 during their recent annual meeting at the Trump Taj Mahal here.

All of the officers for 2011 were re-elected to their posts, including:

 President Barbara Aras (Little Silver)

 Northern Area Vice President Cyndy Reardon (Bloomingdale)

Central Area Vice President Joseph G. Walsh, Jr. (Neptune)

 Southern Area Vice President Bryan Platt (New Egypt)

 Treasurer Ken Weinberg (Pittstown)

 Assistant Treasurer LeRoy Gunzelman (Somerville)

 Secretary Barbara Platt (New Egypt)

 Membership Secretary Sue Meyer (Summit)

Walter McKinley of Keyport, a NJSFAC past president, was elected chaplain, filling a vacancy.   Installation of officers will take place during the group’s general membership meeting in January.

The 82-year-old nonprofit NJSFAC represents more than 20,000 EMS volunteers affiliated with 328 first aid and rescue squads throughout the state.  In 2010, NJSFAC volunteers spent 3 million hours answering 355,000 calls, saving New Jerseyans $225 million.