November Member Spotlight

November’s  Member Spotlight is Dhwanil Kadakia. Dhwanil is a fourth year student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology majoring in Management Information Systems. Aside from volunteering and attending school, he is also a professional DJ. People describe him as loyal, hardworking, responsible, and caring. In the future Dhwanil sees himself working for a fire department in a large metropolitan area in New Jersey. When he is not volunteering, he spends time hanging out with friends, DJing, or working. Dhwanil is the first firefighter in his entire family tree. He was recognized by Congressman Lenoard Lance in 2015 for “Amazing Kids in Business.” 

Dhwanil has been a part of FRFARS for the past 5 years. In that time he has gone from being a junior member, at the age of 16, to the EMS Captain. He has obtained his EMT, Firefighter 1, and Firefighter 2 certifications and has logged hundreds of hours of technical rescue training and certification.

Everyone who knows him knows he volunteers for FRFARS. They are all very proud of him saying that, “he is following his dreams.” To those that are interested in joining FRFARS, Dhwanil says, “You are joining a family. When things get rough we are all here for each other. You will learn more than you could ever believe and you will have the time of your life.” 

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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).

Focus Group Invitation


The Flemington-Raritan First Aid & Rescue Squad is currently preparing to launch a large-scale capital campaign to help us raise funds for our planned new building, located on Royal Road in Raritan Township. We have retained the services of Ruotolo Associates, a national firm with experience planning non-profit fundraising to conduct a study providing insights and strategies to help the squad have the greatest chance of success in our campaign. As part of this study, we will be hosting two focus groups open to local members of our community, located at our Squad building at 26 State Route 12, Flemington, NJ.

·        Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

·        Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM

We would like to invite interested members of our community who either live, work, or own a business in our coverage area to participate in our focus groups, facilitated by Ruotolo Associates staff. The goal of the focus group sessions is to better understand how the Squad fits into our community and for local participants to share their thoughts and ideas about how we may best meet our goal. The focus group is NOT a solicitation.

To participate in one of our focus group sessions, please contact or fill out the form below, providing your name, municipality of residence or business, a contact phone number, and preferred session. One of our team members will be in touch. Thank you for your time and support.


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