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 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 month away from completing an approved New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician training course. 

Application Process

Note that the entire application process will take approximately one month. The process requires: 

  • Background Check
  • Completion of the Online Application Form
  • An Interview with the Screening Committee
  • Medical Screening
  • Two References

Upon submission, your application will be reviewed, and you will be contacted within several weeks to schedule a screening interview. You must bring all required forms and copies of your Emergency Medical Technician certification, AHA BLS Provider certification (CPR & AED), and driver's license (if applicable). Failure to complete and submit required forms may cause unnecessary delay in processing your application. 

Required Forms

In addition to the online application, the following forms are required for all applicants. Please print out and complete all of the following forms and bring them to the screening interview. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.

IRS Form W-4
Employment Eligibility Verification
Medical Evaluation Form
Reference Request Form

Minimum Requirements

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

Minimum Licenses Required

  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR and AED
  • New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician
  • 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 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

Certifications required within twelve months of start date:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • CEVO (Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator) training
  • FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) 100
  • FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) 200
  • FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700
  • FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) 800
  • Global Hazard Communication (Right to Know)
  • Hazardous Materials training at the Awareness level or higher

Shift Requirements

Please be reminded that all members are required to work a minimum of nine (9) shifts with a minimum of three (3) weekend shifts each quarter. Failure to meet the minimum shift requirements is grounds for dismissal from the agency. Applicants should review and familiarize themselves with the shift times shown below.