Welcome!

Welcome to the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps (BVAC) website. BVAC has been serving the Borough of Bergenfield in northern Bergen County New Jersey since 1941 by providing the highest quality Basic Life Support (BLS) care and emergency transport free of charge. BVAC operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, answers over 2,000 calls annually, and never bills for services.

The Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps has an active membership of approximately 35 volunteers, from age 18 to retirement age, and a cadet program for 16 & 17 year olds. Our members have various careers including accountants, bus drivers, computer programmers, office workers, paramedics, firefighters, police officers, realtors, salespeople, students and more. Every active riding member of BVAC is a certified Emergency Medical Technician.

  Among the services we provide are:
      1. Emergency transportation and care
      2. Rehab for fires and other emergency incidents
      3. Stand-by for community events
      4. Mutual-aid emergency response to neighboring volunteer ambulance squads
      5. Free loans of medical equipment when available
      6. Blood drives

Please e-mail us for more information on any of these services.

Congratulations To Our Graduates!

Posted on June 28, 2016

BVAC would like to congratulate the following members for graduating high school this year:



Carter Murdock

Jake DaCosta

Keren Schwartzman

Talia Davidovsky

Yashaar Hafizka



Congrats to all!

BVAC Members Honored For Saving Child

Posted on January 27, 2014

Crew Chief Kerry Schade & Lt. Caroline Schade were honored with Life Saving Awards for saving a child after they carried him down three flights of stairs, successfully resuscitated him, and transported him to the ER in 2013.

BVAC Members Honored For Saving Woman

Posted on August 22, 2013

At a Bergenfield Mayor & Council meeting on August 20, 2013, BVAC members received Lifesaving Awards & Certificates of Valor for their efforts in saving the life of a critical patient at a house fire on Luke Ave in Bergenfield on June 2, 2013. President Lora Schade presented citations to EMT's Edgardo Sadang, Ryan Shell, Dovid Lisker, and Robert E. Kirsch.

Awards

 

BVAC Member Makes Headlines

Posted on May 20, 2012

Young inventor puts heart into work

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

By Denisa R. Superville

The Record

The idea for "irescu," a small defibrillator designed to prevent sudden cardiac arrest when implanted beneath the skin, occurred to Benjamin Strauss during a routine ambulance call in Bergenfield last year.

It was the second time in as many months that Strauss, 23, a Teaneck native and a Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps crew chief, had responded to a heart-related emergency involving the same patient.

Read the full article here.