HEADQUARTERS

1 Froelich Street

Bergenfield, NJ 07621

EMERGENCY - DIAL 911

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Non-emergency number: 201-387-0102

(Phone not monitored 24/7)

OUR SERVICES
  • Emergency Care & Transportation

  • Emergency Incident Rehabilitation

  • Mutual Aid To Neighboring Towns

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SERVING SINCE 1941

Neighbors helping neighbors at no charge.

© 2019-2020 Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. - All Rights Reserved

Service To The Community

BVAC has an active membership of approximately 60 volunteers and a cadet program for Bergenfield residents who are high school students at least 16 years old. Our members are realtors, business professionals, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, police officers, college students and more. Every active member of BVAC is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician.

How it all works

BVAC has crews on duty 24/7/365. There are two shifts every day: the day shift (7am to 7pm) and the night shift (7pm to 7am). The standard hourly commitment for members is one 12-hour shift during the week and two 12-hour shifts per month on weekends. If an ambulance call comes in while all the duty crews are busy on other calls, off duty members are dispatched. 

BVAC crews are scheduled with a minimum of two EMTs. A crew is composed of a Crew Chief, at least one senior member, and optionally, one or more probationary members or a cadet.

The operational aspects of BVAC are directed by the line officers. The line officers are the Chief, Deputy Chief, First Lieutenant, and Second Lieutenant. The administrative and financial aspects of BVAC are governed by the Executive Board.

BVAC is dispatched by the Bergenfield Police Department. The dispatchers will also dispatch at least one police officer to the scene. If the emergency is considered potentially life-threatening, the dispatchers will also request an Advanced Life Support paramedic unit from one of the local hospitals.

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Did You Know?

  • BVAC's average response time is less than five minutes.

  • BVAC was one of the first EMS agencies in NJ to carry and administer nebulized albuterol.

  • Every member volunteers between 24 and 72 hours per month.

  • Every crew has at least two fully trained EMTs.

  • BVAC has a complete QA/QI program and annual competency evaluations to keep skills sharp.

  • All members undergo a complete background check and medical clearance

Apparatus

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2016 Horton Type III ambulance on a Ford chassis
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2009 Horton Type III ambulance on a Ford chassis
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2005 Horton medium-duty ambulance on an International chassis.
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2000 Horton Type III ambulance on a Ford chassis
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Chevrolet Tahoe non-transport quick response vehicle
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1994 Horton Type III vehicle on a Ford chassis.
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Members

Executive Board

President - Perry Sulich, EMT

Vice President - Martin Isler, EMT

Treasurer - Cecilia Wahl, EMT

Recording Secretary - Kerry Schade, EMT

Membership Secretary - Lora Schade, EMT

Financial Secretary - Kari Haspel, EMT

Line Officers

Chief - Ryan Shell, EMT

Deputy Chief - Melissa Naylis, EMT

First Lieutenant - Michael Rothschild, EMT

Active Members

Elianna Ashendorf, EMT

Eve Bae, EMT

Razelle Balota, EMT

Matt Bansil, EMT

Leiba Bernstein, EMT

Yanine Betances, EMT

Angelica Castillo, EMT

Yossi Cohn, EMT

Jake DaCosta, EMT

Jocelyn Davis, EMT

Judah Farkas, EMT

Maxwell Farkas, EMT

Bradley Freeman, EMT

Yashaar Hafizka, EMT

Kari Haspel, EMT

Amanda Hernandez, EMT

Heather Hofmann-Hayden, EMT

Brendan Ibrahim, EMT

Mark Infield, EMT

Martin Isler, EMT

Marylin John, EMT

Bruce Kessler, EMT

Maytal Kessler, EMT

Jason Kim, EMT

Michelle Lerma, EMT

Avi Levenbrown, EMT

Naftali Levenbrown, EMT

Gittel Levin, EMT

Ralph Lewie Jr., EMT *

Dovid Lisker, EMT

Deana Mamo, EMT

Jeffrey Mathew, EMT

Justin Mathew, EMT

Jennie Mazzilli, EMT

Maura McLaughlin, EMT

Laura Munoz, EMT

Melissa Naylis, EMT

Anjali Patel, EMT

Hiren Patel, EMT

Saahil Patel, EMT

Anjana Prakasam, EMT

Steven Rand, EMT

Nasreen Razzaq, EMT

Katie Rolik, EMT

Carly Rosenblatt, EMT

Michael Rothschild, EMT

Yaeli Rothschild, EMT

Efraim Rudin, EMT

Edgardo Sadang, EMT

Tamanna Sarowar, EMT

Caroline Schade, EMT

Kerry Schade, EMT

Lora Schade, EMT *^

Aaron Schick, EMT

Paige Schmelz, EMT

Keren Schwartzman, EMT

Ryan Shell, EMT *

Ahmos Silvera, EMT

Naftali Silvera, EMT

Benjamin Strauss, EMT

Jacob Stromer, EMT *

Perry Sulich, EMT ^

Ruchika Vaje, EMT

Gwendolyn Velazquez, EMT

Cecilia Wahl, EMT

David Weinberger, EMT

Reserve Members

Bridget Hayden, EMT

Edward J. Kneisler III, EMR

Alex Kneisler, EMR

Christopher Naylis, EMR

Gerard Naylis, EMR

Nancy Naylis, EMR

​Steven Naylis, EMR

David Oldewurtel, EMT

Kevin Schade, EMR

Ed Tapanes, EMT

Shannon Vassallo, EMT

Life Members

Nadine Allen

Brian Andrews

Frank Burke

Margaret Casper

John Casper ^

Richard Cirelli *

Michael DiRienzo

Patricia Drum-Greaves

James Dunn #

Sandra Eckardt ^

Erin Frino

John Fuhrman #

Martin Fullgrabe #

Bennett Goldstein

Laura Goldstein-Swift

William Goodell ^

William Gormley *

Elaine Groezinger

Rolf Hohloch

Debbie Hughes *

Wasay Hussain

Scott Janssens

Anne Marie Joyce

Robert E. Kirsch *

Cindy K. Kneisler

Edward Kneisler II *^#

Edward Kneisler Jr. #

Adele Macris ^

Corey Mahon

Craig Mahon

James McLoone ^

Pam McPhail ^

Gerard Naylis

Nancy Naylis

Katherine Nolan

Matthew Notorangelo

John Pampaloni Jr.

Alan Rabinowitz

Ian Rabinowitz

Thomas Rose *

John Rube #

Joseph Scherb #

Richard Silvia

Sean Sullivan *

John Switzer

Jerillyn Switzer *

William Tyrell

Ellen Wheatley #

* = Past Chief

^ = Past President

# = Deceased