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The Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad would like to acknowledge the contribution of its volunteer dispatchers. Currently, there are over 55 volunteer dispatchers within the Squad. The volunteer dispatcher is responsible for the timely and effective dispatch of an ambulance and crew to each and every emergency call.
Westfield Rescue Squad Statistics for 1999
Total Calls: 2,035 Volunteer Hours: 22,638 Second Call: 265 Third Call: 27 First Call Pager Crew: 186 ALS Interface: 899 Transport with ALS: 568 Police Dept. Assists: 15 Fire Dept. Assists: 6 Mutual Aid Provided: 78
Berkeley Heights (1) Bound Brook (2) Clark (39) Cranford (6) Fanwood (1) Garwood (11) Kenilworth (2) Mountainside (12)
Scotch Plains (3) Summit (1) Mutual Aid Received: 17
Fanwood (2) Garwood (6) Mountainside (2)
Scotch Plains (2) Genesis ElderCare 113 Sunrise Assisted Living 82 Senior Citizen Housing 98
Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad: Always Ready to Answer the Call
Westfield Rescue Squad 1999
Westfield Rescue Squad 1954
Billy Callahan for This Is Westfield HISTORIC PANORAMA... A portion of Kimball Avenue resembles a wintry village with historic textures.
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The rectangular, two- story Georgian, characterized by a flat façade, was most often constructed in brick, but later translated into white clapboard.
The Georgian house most often had a centralized doorway surrounded by symmetrical placement of windows with numerous panes. The multiplication of rooms led to increased specialization of separate rooms for sleeping, cooking, dining and so forth, not previously seen in the one- room Colonial cabin.
The Joseph Ball House at 526 Wychwood, originally constructed in 1784, is considered to be a Dutch Colonial/ Georgian. This house was renovated in 1929 after the house was moved from Maplewood to the Wychwood area.
There are numerous examples of Georgian Revival houses on both Kimball and Boulevard. The house at 731 Boulevard adheres in most of its stylistic details to the Georgian design elements of symmetry and shape.
The Faulkner House at 248 Kimball Avenue is a Georgian Revival house, although significant alterations have been added to the original façade.
The houses at 534 Tremont Avenue and 529 Tremont also display the characteristic Georgian Revival design elements.
It was a common practice in building design to add a later addition from a more modern style period, which resulted in many hybrid style homes. There are numerous Colonial Revival homes with much larger Georgian additions on the outskirts of the Kimball Avenue Historic District.
By the end of the 18th century, there was a gradual shift in architectural style. Between 1780 and 1820, the Federal style began to replace the classic Georgian with changes in small details as well as an increase in overall size.
The Federal style used decorative designs, which were light and graceful adaptations of Roman forms. Slender columns on small porches and elliptical fanlight windows or elliptical wood designs over the front door added a touch of gracefulness and refinement to the austerity of the Georgian style.
The doorway was also occasionally moved to one side of the house creating an asymmetry not seen in earlier Georgian houses.
The house at 8 Kimball Circle is an example of Federal Revival with characteristic elliptical window and Grecian pillars. The house at 220 Wychwood is an example of a Colonial Revival with a Federal style addition.
During the latter part of the 18th century, a division of style preference
began to emerge along social class lines, with more affluent, aristocratic families retaining a preference for the conservative Georgian style and the emergent middle class adopting the more modern Federal style.
These slight architectural changes from square to rounded, symmetrical to asymmetrical and imposing to delicate were perceived as representative of the changing social, religious and philosophical attitudes of Americans from the rigid orthodoxy of our forefathers to the more open- minded perspective of later generations.
The majority of older houses dis play a combination of design elements
from several style categories added during successive renovations and there are few examples of homes that are strictly one style or category.
Some revival homes adhered so well to original details, attempting to copy earlier styles in every aspect, it is difficult to date some homes except to the most trained eye. And, because Colonial, Georgian and Federal styles remained popular from the 18th century up to the present, even trained architects and historians sometimes disagree when categorizing older homes.
Overlook Hospital (835), Muhlenberg (160), Rahway Hospital (253), Union Hospital (108), St. Barnabas (12), University Hospital (9), JFK (9), Elizabeth General West (8), St. Elizabeth (6), Morristown Memorial (2), Newark Beth Israel (1)
Call Type Analysis:
Non- Emergency Transport (9), PreArranged, Transport (30), Special Event
Coverage (7), Fire Stand- By (6), Respiratory (229), Cardiac Pain (202),
Cardiac Arrest (26), Unconscious (79), Motor Vehicle Accident (144), Head/
Neck Injury (95), Spinal Injury (32), Diabetic Reaction (45), Burns (7),
Special Rescues (3), Seizures (48), Falls (205), Chest Injury (3), Abdominal
Injury (4), General Illness/ Weakness (235), Suspected CVA/ Stroke (51),
Suspected Fracture (42), Shock/ Trauma (7), Maternity (12), Substance Abuse
(24), Refused Medical Attention (1), Psychological (45), Allergic Reaction
(17), Poisoning (6), Heat/ Cold Related (9), DOA’s (21), Other (339)
Covering Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield, Union County, New Jersey (NJ)