In addition to providing emergency medical services to the Borough of Fort Lee, NJ and surrounding areas, the Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps proactively administers and coordinates certain programs to promote the safety, health, and well-being of the community. These programs and events help to improve the quality of life of the residents of Fort Lee, NJ.
File of Life
The Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps adopted and implemented the File of Life program in order to provide residents a simple method of keeping important medical and emergency information readily available for responding Emergency Medical Technicians in the event of an emergency. File of Life kits are always available free of charge to all residents of Fort Lee, NJ. Any resident wishing to obtain a File of Life kit may stop by our headquarters on Main St and Anderson Ave or call our non-emergency line at (201) 592-3637.
Each File of Life kit contains the following items:
- 1 x Instruction Sheet
- 1 x Large Medical Information Card
- 1 x Large Red Magnetic Pouch
- 1 x Small Medical Information Card
- 1 x Small Red Plastic Wallet Card
- 1 x Small Red File of Life Sticker
If there are multiple members of a household wishing to participate in the program, additional quantities of items will be provided free of charge. Note that all Large Medical Information Cards for a household should be stored together in a central location such as in the Large Red Magnetic Pouch on a refrigerator.
Emergency Services Blood Drive
Each year, the Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps hosts the semi-annual Emergency Services Blood Drive with assistance from the Fort Lee Police Department and the Fort Lee Volunteer Fire Department. A reliable supply of healthy blood can be the difference between life and death for patients in need of blood transfusion. The Emergency Services Blood Drive assists in providing the life-saving blood that hospitals and patients need while providing a great opportunity for people to get involved with the community.
The Borough of Fort Lee, NJ hosts several large events each year, including festivals, carnivals, marathons, and bicycle races. Traffic and the risk of injury or illness is often increased at these events, requiring greater response capabilities from emergency services. In coordination with other agencies, the Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps works to provide medical coverage at these events by stationing additional units at strategic points to ensure timely response to emergencies.