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 qualify by meeting ALL listed minimum requirements prior to applying. Please do not submit an application unless you are eligible. If you are not currently an EMT or enrolled in a training course, please refer to “additional information” below.

Applicant Minimum Requirements:

  • At least sixteen (16) years of age and physically fit.

  • Emergency Medical Technician (must meet 1 of 3 qualifiers)

    1) New Jersey Certified Emergency Medical Technician (NJDOH | OEMS)

    2) Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT)

    3) Currently enrolled in and one (1) month away from completing an EMT Training Course approved by the State of New Jersey

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider (CPR & AED)

  • Valid Driver's License (preferred but not required)

  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to complete the probationary training phase within the first twelve (12) months of start date.

  • Available to work a minimum of nine (9) shifts per quarter.

  • Available to work a minimum of three (3) weekend shifts per quarter.

  • Available to work a minimum of two (2) holiday shifts per year.

 

A complete application consists of the online application form, two (2) references, medical screening, background check, and an interview with the Screening Committee. Note that the entire application process will take approximately one (1) month.

 

Accepted Applicants

New members must complete the following courses and obtain the accompanying certifications within twelve (12) months of his/her first shift. Global Hazard Communication and Blood Borne Pathogens courses are offered annually to all volunteers and employees of the Borough of Fort Lee.

Member Certification Requirements:

  1. Hazardous Materials Response - Awareness Level

  2. CEVO (Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator) 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. Global Hazard Communication (Right to Know)

  8. Bloodborne Pathogens

  9. Do No Harm Developmental Disabilities Awareness

    *All of these courses are available online.

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

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Additional Information

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. Unfortunately, the Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps no longer qualifies for the EMT Training Fund. Students interested in joining our organization will be required to cover tuition expenses out of pocket. However, applicants who complete an approved training course and become licensed Emergency Medical Technicians may have tuition costs reimbursed by Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps upon successfully obtaining membership.