FLVAC welcomes new members to join the team.
Membership at FLVAC
During our busiest hours, we can have up to four ambulances out at a time. We are looking for new members who are willing to respond and help their fellow neighbors. The road to becoming an EMT and a general member at FLVAC is a long but rewarding road. We also welcome folks who are interested in joining as a non-riding member!
Not a resident? Not a Problem!
We accept members who live in or out of town. We currently have members who are residents of Paterson, Hawthorne, Oakland, Garfield and others. Our only requirement is that during your scheduled shift, you must be physically present in the Borough of Fair Lawn.
Categories and Requirements
Age: Between 16-18 years of age
Hours of service: 6 hours biweekly*
Weekend rotations: 6 per year*
Meeting Attendance: Required biweekly*
All new riding members who do not possess an active NJ EMT or NREMT license are required to attend EMT school within one year of start date. EMT school is a five-month course that consists of 230 hours of in-person instruction in addition to an online component. Classes generally follow the Fall or Spring semester. Admission to the summer session is rare and space is limited.
*FLVAC reserves the right to approve or deny leaves requested for reduced hours of service and meeting attendance requirements.
Benefits and Perks
Being there for the community is a lot of work, so we work to take care of our team.
This monetary benefit is provided to members to cover the cost of required uniform items. This allowance may be used to purchase uniform pants, boots, and other related items that are necessary as an EMT.
Save for Retirement
The Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is a retirement plan which provides financial awards to members based on their length of service and the number of calls responded to in a given calendar year.
From local events to games and concerts at MetLife Stadium, members have the opportunity to showcase their skills and dedication while experiencing unique and exciting events.
Flexible hours & time off
Enjoy the flexibility of choosing your own schedule. Select when you want to be on call and fulfill your bi-weekly requirements at your convenience. There is also vacation time offered to meet your needs.
Reap the benefits of professional development opportunities! Secure a spot in EMT school, gain direct patient care experience, access continuing education units, and develop new skills through committee work. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just starting out, FLVAC provides a supportive environment for growth and career advancement.
A workplace like home
FLVAC recognizes the importance of fostering a supportive and inclusive community for our members. To facilitate this, we offer a range of social events designed to bring members together outside of their on-call duties. These events include the Installation of Officers Dinner, Murder Mystery, Escape the Room, Scavenger Hunts, and many more.