Application Instructions

Applicants MUST read all of the following prior to submitting an application.

Application Process

  1. Applicant submits an online application

  2. Applicant return the following required forms (applications will only be reviewed once these forms are received):

  3. Once background check results, completed medical evaluation results, and two (2) completed reference forms are received, the applicant will be contacted to schedule a Screening Interview.

  4. Applicants are required to bring the following to the Screening Interview (electronic submissions will not be accepted):

    • USCIS Form I-9

    • IRS Form W-4

    • EMT Certification (photocopy of front and back)

    • AHA BLS Provider Certification (photocopy of front and back)

    • Driver’s License if applicable (photocopy of front and back)

    • Any Certifications the Applicant already possesses that is listed under “Member Certification Requirements” below.

  5. Once the successful completion of a scheduled Screening Interview, and all required forms/documents are received, applicants will be scheduled for their first shift as a Probationary Member. The average application processing time takes approximately one (1) month. However, the time frame is highly dependent on each applicants sense of timeliness.

Accepted Applicants

New members must complete the following courses and obtain the accompanying certifications within twelve (12) months of his/her first shift.

Member Certification Requirements:

  1. Hazardous Materials Response (HazMat) - Awareness Level

  2. Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) 3: Ambulance

  3. FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) 100

  4. FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) 200

  5. FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700

  6. FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) 800

  7. Hazard Communication / Right-to-Know (HazCom/RTK)

  8. Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

  9. Do No Harm Developmental Disabilities Awareness

*All of these courses are available online.

**Global Hazard Communication and Blood Borne Pathogens courses are offered annually to all volunteers and employees of the Borough of Fort Lee.

***If you already possess any of the certifications listed above, please bring copies with you to your scheduled interview.

Member Shift Requirements:

Probationary Members are held to the same membership requirement standards as Regular Members. Every Probationary Member will be required to maintain active membership by fulfilling ALL of the following requirements (Failure to meet the minimum shift requirements is grounds for dismissal):

  • Minimum nine (9) shifts per quarter (3 months)

  • Minimum three (3) weekend shifts per quarter (3 months)

  • Minimum one (1) shift every (3) weeks

  • Minimum two (2) holiday shifts per year

Applicants are highly encouraged to evaluate their schedules and personal priorities, in depth, prior to submitting an application. Although Probationary Members are only REQUIRED to maintain active membership status, successful completion of the probationary training is difficult to achieve with sparse commitment. The training period will require the average commitment of 3 (three) shifts per week, at minimum. Applicants should refer to the shift times shown below during this process of evaluation.

 
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