Our volunteer ambulance corps members work tirelessly and without pay. The volunteers keep returning because of their dedication and pride in the community, the incredible sense of satisfaction in helping to save a life, deliver a baby, administer CPR or just helping a fellow person in their time of need.
The ambulance corps is currently accepting applications for the 2008 summer Emergency Medical Technician program. Anyone 16 years of age and older may apply. The summer program is a condensed, full-time curriculum, designed for those who are accustomed to intense classes and extensive reading assignments. Attendance at all classes is mandatory.
Training and tuition is free for prospective volunteers of the Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Candidates will have to pass the state-administered test certifying them as Emergency Medical Technicians upon completion of the course. Two locations are available for the summer training:
- In Mahwah at the Bergen County Police Academy, full time nights 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, beginning Wednesday, May 28, 2008 and completing on August 4, 2008.
- In Paramus at the Bergen County EMS Training Center, full time days 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, beginning July 7, 2008 and completing on August 11, 2008.
Anyone interested in joining the Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps and receiving this free, life-saving training can complete an application at the Hackensack Police Department, 225 State Street, Hackensack, NJ. Applications can be completed at the police station at any time. Applications can also be completed at the Volunteer Ambulance Headquarters any night at 6:00 pm. A thorough criminal background check will be conducted to determine eligibility.
Applications need to be completed and submitted as soon as possible, as class space fills quickly.