Joining the River Vale Volunteer Ambulance Corps is easy. Whether you are a seasoned EMS veteran or a total newcomer to the field, there is a place on the Corps for you.
Membership is open to community residents 17 years of age or older. You should be in reasonable physical condition so that you are able to perform typical EMS duties including providing medical attention, lifting, climbing stairs, bending, and stooping.
We provide in-depth training for our members. This includes CPR, EMT, blood-borne pathogens, and monthly accredited in-house continuing medical education. Uniforms are also provided.
Each member is expected to be available for duty one designated day or evening per week (12 hours) and one weekend day per month (24 hours). While on duty, members go about their normal activities, and respond to the station when there's an emergency call. As such, members are expected to have a reasonable response time to the Corps building. While most of our members reside in River Vale, some live on the fringes of neighboring towns such as Westwood.
To find out more, please call our membership hotline at 201-664-1289 or fill out the mini-application below.