Founded in 1971, Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, emergency Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance provider licensed by the State of New Jersey. As one of the largest and busiest volunteer EMS agencies in Bergen County, the Corps responds to approximately 3,600 emergencies annually. Our ambulances are staffed 24/7 by professional Emergency Medical Technicians who strive to provide the highest quality of care with compassion, care, and respect.
The purpose and objectives of the Corps shall be the care of the sick, injured, infirm, and the aged persons in the case of emergency by rendering First Aid and the transportation thereof to hospitals and other places for medical treatment and care. It is also the purpose of the Corps to promote safety from accidents and to disseminate knowledge of such First Aid methods and procedures and to assist other cities, towns, boroughs and villages in the case of necessity of extreme emergency. All of the purposes of this organization shall be carried out without personal profit to any Member or Members.
The Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps operates out of its headquarters located on the corner of Main St. and Anderson Ave. in Fort Lee, NJ. The strategic location of the station in the center of Fort Lee allows our ambulances to quickly respond to emergencies throughout the Borough and surrounding areas. Constructed in 1975, the station contains offices, conference rooms, training areas, sleeping and living quarters, a kitchen, and storage rooms. The station's garage bay is able to house three ambulances despite having only two forward-facing garage doors.
From its headquarters on Main St. and Anderson Ave., the Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps operates three Type I Ambulances, one Medium Duty Ambulance, a support/rapid response SUV, and a command SUV to serve the community 24/7. In 2012, the Corps began replacing its aging fleet with state-of-the-art ambulances manufactured by VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists and PL Custom. All of our ambulances are staffed by professional Emergency Medical Technicians, licensed by the State of New Jersey Department of Health - Office of Emergency Medical Services.
With an estimated population of approximately 37,000 residents in an area of 2.5 square miles, the Borough of Fort Lee, NJ is the 5th densest municipality in Bergen County and the 16th densest in the State of New Jersey. As the western terminus of the George Washington Bridge which serves well over 100 million vehicles each year, the Borough of Fort Lee serves as a major hub for commuters.
The Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps, in conjunction with Fort Lee Emergency Medical Services, responds to an average of over 3,700 emergencies annually, serving not only the residents of Fort Lee, but also the thousands of commuters, visitors, and tourists who pass through the Borough each day. The total number includes—but is not limited to—cardiac emergencies, respiratory emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, struck pedestrians, diabetic emergencies, traumatic injuries, and other medical emergencies. Values represent the number of EMS calls that were processed through the Fort Lee Communications Center.