December Member Spotlight

December’s Member Spotlight features a man who, following in his father’s footsteps, has been  involved in serving his community from a young age. At only twenty years old, EMT and Firefighter Robert (Robby) Motzel is no stranger to emergency services. Growing up, Robby’s father was very involved in emergency services, serving as the Chief of the Flemington Fire Department and as an EMT for approximately 10 years. As a result, Robby practically grew up in the firehouse. Recognizing his sense of service, Robby’s mother was the first person to encourage him to obtain his EMT certification.

Robby first joined the squad in 2016 at the age of 17 shortly after completing his Firefighter 1 course. He saw challenge and opportunity in gaining his EMT certification and serving the community through the Squad. Robby is also a member of Flemington Fire Department and was recently elected to a Lieutenant position. When Robby is not on an ambulance or fire truck, he enjoys playing a round of golf. 

Robby is currently attending Raritan Valley Community College to obtain a criminal justice degree in hopes of eventually landing a job in law enforcement. When he is not going to school or volunteering at the Squad, he works at Copper Hill Country Club.

According to Robby being part of the rescue squad is “a life changing experience for the better, you get to meet all kinds of amazing people on and off calls and it’s a way to give back to your community.” 

Member Spotlight

The Flemington – Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad is excited to announce the start of a new program, Member Spotlight. Once a month we will be spotlighting one of our members along with their contributions and achievements within our organization and our community.

With the 4th of July stirring our patriotism, we figured there was no better place to start than with one of our younger members who recently enlisted in the United States Army with the goal of becoming a combat medic.

EMT Kelly Franchino

Following in her sister Lisa’s footsteps, EMT Kelly Franchino, 18, joined the department at the age of 16. In the spring of 2018, Kelly completed the required training and passed the testing to earn her New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician Certification. Kelly sharpened her skills as one of our junior members over the past two years. In May, Kelly moved to a full adult member of the organization. She recently graduated from Hunterdon Central High School and enlisted with the US Army. She reports to boot camp in early August.  In addition to her hard work and dedication to FRFARS, Kelly is a lifeguard/swim instructor at Little Dolphins Swim Academy. She enjoys cheerleading and Irish step dancing. If you happen to see Kelly out and about, please help us in wishing her the best of luck as she pursues her career in the US Army as a combat medic (68W).

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