The Springfield Volunteer Memorial Fund, Inc. was formed to promote community service through the recognition of exemplary volunteers. A memorial wall was constructed at Springfield Volunteer Memorial Field at the intersection of Saxer Avenue and Powell Road, just across the street from the SAC Building. Each year, a bronze plaque is added to the wall, listing the names of exemplary volunteers nominated for the honor by their community service organizations. The new additions are unveiled prior to the Fourth of July parade. It is with great joy that the Corps honors this year’s recipient, Nancy Regan, for her contributions to the Springfield Ambulance Corps and to the residents of Springfield Township. Nancy was born in Massachusetts and moved to the Philadelphia area as a child. She met her husband, Joseph Regan, a life member of both the Corps and the Springfield Fire Company, at age 14 in high school. After graduation, Nancy attended nursing school at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She married Joseph in 1968. Nancy joined the Corps in 1975 and served on the Board as the Co-Director for Training with June Suppa. She ran on Wednesday nights and became the Lieutenant of the Wednesday Night Crew in 1979. On “Wednesday Night’s Saturday,” you could find the ambulance parked in her driveway, while the entire crew, including the paramedic, enjoyed breakfast and lunch. In addition to her volunteer work with the Corps, Nancy also served as the camp nurse for the Girls Scouts for many years. She currently spends her time as member of St. Matthew’s Choir and the Women’s ELC Board. She previously worked at Riddle Memorial Hospital and currently works at Wills Eye Surgery in Plymouth Meeting. Her favorite job, however, is Grammie! The Corps is pleased to honor Nancy Regan with this award. The Corps would like to thank the Springfield Volunteer Memorial Fund for recognizing the volunteer service of the Ambulance Corps and all of the organizations being honored in their July 4th ceremony.
Springfield Ambulance Corps