Become a Volunteer

The Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps is currently accepting applications from qualified men and women seeking to join our ranks and serve the community. Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and be physically fit. All applicants must possess a valid Healthcare Provider CPR certification and must either be licensed Emergency Medical Technicians certified by the New Jersey Department of Health | Office of Emergency Medical Services or be currently enrolled in an Emergency Medical Technician course approved by the State of New Jersey.

Applicants interested in enrolling in an Emergency Medical Technician course may request information from the Bergen County EMS Training Center or the New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services. Applicants who complete an approved training course and become licensed Emergency Medical Technicians may have tuition costs reimbursed by Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. upon obtaining membership. 

Please do not begin the application process unless you are currently an Emergency Medical Technician certified by the State of New Jersey or you are currently enrolled in and one (1) month away from completing an approved New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician training course. Note that the entire application process will take approximately one (1) month. The process requires the completion of the online application form, two (2) references, medical screening, background check, and an interview with the Screening Committee.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to complete the probationary training phase within the first twelve (12) months of start date.
  • Availability to work a minimum of nine (9) shifts per calendar quarter.
  • Availability to work a minimum of three (3) weekend shifts per calendar quarter.
  • Availability to work a minimum of two (2) holiday shifts per year.

Minimum Licenses Required:

  1. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR & AED
  2. New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician
  3. Valid Driver's License (preferred but not required)

Note that each applicant who is accepted must complete the following courses and obtain the accompanying certifications within twelve (12) months of his/her first shift. If you already possess some or all of the certifications listed below, please bring copies with you to your scheduled interview. Global Hazard Communication and Blood Borne Pathogens courses are offered annually to all volunteers and employees of the Borough of Fort Lee.

Certifications Required within twelve (12) months of start date:

  1. Hazardous Materials training at the Awareness level or higher.
  2. CEVO (Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator) training.
  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. Global Hazard Communication (Right to Know)
  8. Bloodborne Pathogens