Honored by Red Cross

Town Topics
24 March 1982


For Service as Instructor. George W. Hunt, a lifelong resident of the Princeton area, has been presented with a plaque in recognition of his service of 20 years as first aid instructor and the last ten years as chairman of the first aid committee of the Princeton Area Chapter, American Red Cross.

Mr. Hunt is retiring as chairman of first aid, but will continue as an instructor. He was employed for a number of years with the Purchasing Division of Princeton University and for the past 12 years he has been associated with Hajoca Co., plumbing and heating wholesalers, in Trenton. He is a graduate of St. Paul’s Grammar School, Princeton High School and holds an associate of arts degree from Rider College.

Before a serious and life- threatening illness during his senior year at high school, Mr. Hunt had dreams of being a professional baseball player. That dream, plus a wartime desire to be a United States Marine were shattered, and he spent the war years as an Air Corps observer.

In addition to teaching literally hundreds of courses in first aid through the Red Cross, he was president of the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad from 1967 through 1969, and presently gives leadership to the first aid program of the Ski Patrol.

Those who have benefited from Mr. Hunt’s training number more than 2,000, and the hours committed to the effort are staggering. In addition to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation courses of eight hours each, and Standard First Aid courses of 15 hours, he teaches Advanced First Aid which takes 50 hours of class work and demonstration.

HONORED: George W. Hunt receives a plaque for 25 years of service with the Princeton Area Chapter, American Red Cross, from Barbara Roudabush, Chapter chairman.

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