In order to be considered for membership, you must be 18 years of age or older, reside or work in or near Wyckoff, be in good physical condition, and possess a valid driver’s license. Once you have submitted an application, you will be interviewed by the membership committee and undergo a background check. Upon approval, you will need to obtain certification as an AHA healthcare provider in CPR and enroll in a 250-hour EMT training course. All training is at no cost to you. Upon EMT certification, you are put on probation for a minimum of 6 months. At the end of this period, your performance will be evaluated by your crew members and with your consent a recommendation will be made for full membership and privileges.
In addition to giving back to the community and the joy of serving others, Ambulance Corps members enjoy community perks including free personal membership and discounted family membership to the Wyckoff Y, free rec program for their kids, waived municipal fees for building permits, pet licenses and more, as well as enrollment in Emergency Services Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP).
If you are a physician, physician assistant, registered nurse or advanced practice nurse, it is possible for you to take an abbreviated 24-hour EMT Renewal course and then sit for the state written exam. We will provide training in the specific skills required for for taking such an accelerated course prior to doing so.
If you are an expired New Jersey EMT, you can now re-certify by taking the abbreviated 24-hour EMT Renewal course and then sit for the state written exam as well.
We request that you be available for one 12-hour shift during the week and periodic weekend commitments . It is also requested that you stay in town when on duty to ensure a quick response.
The WVAC Application for membership is available online in Adobe PDF format.
Get the application here
The WVAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex religion or political beliefs but does reserve the right to deny membership based on an applicant's inability to meet the criteria established by the Corps.