2019 Installation Dinner

River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service Inducts New Leaders And Bestows Service Awards At Installation Dinner

River Edge – The River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service (REVAS) held its 69th annual installation dinner on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at the Brownstone. River Edge Council President Ellen Busteed administered the oath of office to the leadership. Administrative Officers: Catherine O'Donnell was installed as President, Donna Sanders, Vice-President; Carol Miller, Treasurer; Joan Daly, Assistant Treasurer and Bethann Kiely, Secretary. Line Officers: Ron Silvestri, Captain; Lisbelt Torres, 1st Lieutenant; Zulma Cartelli 2nd Lieutenant; and Melissa Kinioan, Sergeant. Board of Governors: Joseph Zemaites (Chairperson), Mary Davis, Eileen O’Donnell, Michael Schlossberg, Al Ruhlmann, JoEllen Schlossberg and Luis Torres.

Active Service Awards issued by the EMS Council of New Jersey and pins were presented to Mary Davis - 45 years of service; Kate Beattie - 35; Donna Sanders – 25 years; Robert Schlossberg – 15 Years; Justin Kearns – 10 and Greg Leon – 5 years.

REVAS recognized the following members who responded to more than 100 calls during the year: Catherine O'Donnell, 152 calls; Carol Miller, 123 calls; and Ron Silvestri, 107 calls. REVAS responded to 689 calls during the year.

REVAS and invited guests acknowledged the retirement of the follows members: Barbara Carew (41 yrs), Carol Fink (32 yrs), Dorothy Calabrese (26 yrs), Steve Cirino (23 yrs) and Donna Cirino (21 yrs).

Donna Sanders was presented with a bouquet of flowers for her service to REVAS as President (3 yrs) and Captain (7 yrs).

The River Edge Volunteer Ambulance Service is a fully volunteer nonprofit corps providing Basic Life Support services to the residents of River Edge. It is a non-profit 501(3)(c) corporation supported by donations.

New volunteers are encouraged and needed. If you are interested, please contact Captain Ron Silvestri at 201-261-8094, email REVAS at riveredgeems@gmail.com or visit us on our Facebook page.

Council President Ellen Busteed administering the oath of office to the Administrative Officers of REVAS

Line Officers: Melissa Kinioan, Zulma Cartelli, Lisbelt Torres and Ron Silvestri, taking the oath of office