All riding members are either certified NJ EMTs or Paramedics. Through the years, many of our volunteers have moved on to valuable and rewarding careers, using their EMS background as an excellent foundation. These careers include, but are not limited to: police dispatchers, police officers and police superiors; a local Chief of Police; numerous career EMTs and EMT Instructors; paramedics, nurses, doctors and other allied health personnel; and firefighters. Many of these dedicated members continued volunteering for the Corps while juggling these full-time emergency service careers. That display of dedication is what our Corps is all about and why our success continues.
Our EMTs serve the city of Hackensack by providing life-saving response to medical emergencies. You can be an EMT! Any currently certified NJ EMT-B or Paramedic may apply for volunteer membership. If you would like to become an EMT, please refer to the information HERE.
Experience: Volunteers work closely with law enforcement, fire and rescue teams, paramedics, and hospital staff. Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps is one of the leading volunteer EMS organizations in New Jersey. A high call volume and a wide array of emergencies allows volunteer EMTs to gain great experience, plus the opportunity to practice and hone BLS skills in a supportive environment.
The Corps also provides Emergency Medical Standby to many special events and large regional emergencies. These have included:
- Sporting events at MetLife Stadium, including NFL Games, Super Bowl XLVIII and the 1994 FIFA World Cup
- Concerts at MetLife Stadium, including Beyonce, One Direction and Electric Daisy Carnival
- EMS Standby in Manhattan and The Bronx during inclement weather
- EMS Standby for the Miracle on The Hudson, 9-11 and Hurricane Sandy
Education: The Corps provides free ongoing education for its members, including CEU courses.
Insurance: Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. provides all active members with worker’s compensation style insurance coverage in case of duty related illness or injury.
Immunizations: In order to provide a safer environment, Hackensack Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. offers Hepatitis B Vaccinations, annual tuberculosis testing, and flu vaccines at no cost to volunteers.