Since 1964, the Elmwood Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps has been serving the residents of Elmwood Park, as well as those who work, shop, and visit out community by providing quality emergency medical services to the sick and injured.
Last year our squad received over 2,000 calls for service and our volunteer members dedicated over 13,000 hours of their time to Elmwood Park. Our dedication does not stop there. Our members give up their own personal time to provide emergency service for stand-bys at sporting events and other community events. This does not include the many weekends our members have to spend away from their families to be serving the community. Our members are truly dedicated and remarkable people. Along with the Elmwood Park Police Department and the Elmwood Park Volunteer Fire Department, we are the first responders of Elmwood Park.
Our squad is currently one of a very few, still all-volunteer organization providing a free service to our community. Unfortunately due to the economical and financial obligations, most of our members have to work full time jobs during the daytime hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a paid service has to come to answer those calls on some instances. We provide total coverage Monday through Friday 6 p.m.-6 a.m., and total weekend coverage Saturday and Sunday.
Many squads have begun to charge for their services eliminating their volunteer status, having paid employees answer their calls. Our squad's goal is to remain a volunteer organization committed to continuing to provide prompt, quality emergency medical care free of charge to our community who has been supporting us with their donations for years.
Please download the application form and return to:
Elmwood Park Volunteer Ambulance Corps
236 Falmouth Avenue
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
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