Help Us Celebrate EMS Week 5/15/16 - 5/21/16
GRVAC IS EMS STRONG - "Called To Care"
GRVAC IS EMS STRONG - "Called To Care"
We Are Standing Strong For Glen Rock.
Because we never know what we're going to face next, we're always prepared.
Because quality care can make a difference, we're always learning. Because EMS demands passion and purpose from all who wear the uniform, we're dedicated and Called to Care!
Strength is not about what you are able to do, it's about what you are willing to do!
Help Glen Rock stay EMS Strong and join our team.
Free daytime and evening training at a local EMS training academy.
Free babysitting while training and on duty.
Annual clothing stipend.
Tax deferred length of service investment.
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"Neighbors Helping Neighbors"
Providing quality first aid medical care and emergency
transport for Glen Rock residents since 1951
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Become A Member
If you have been "thinking about It" like all of our members did before joining, please contact us. There are so many reasons why and you will be glad you did. The most important reason of all is the rewarding experience of helping people in their time of need. Take a moment and think about the personal satisfaction and fulfillment of helping a child or assisting an elderly person. Or, supporting the members of our brave fire department when they put their lives on the line. These rewarding experiences are the number one reason our members continue to volunteer. Take the time to chat with us and you will understand why you should consider joining us now.
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Next Class Starts Summer 2016
Please take a moment to watch this video starring some of our present and past members of the GRVAC. Our members explain why they volunteer and the rewards they receive for doing so. Thank you for watching and for your interest in our mission.
The Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps congratulates Joshua Stein on earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Read More....
The GRVAC Remembers Sharon Marcus - With great sorrow, the GRVAC announces the passing of Sharon Marcus. Sharon was predeceased by her husband Charles "Chuck" Marcus in 2011. Charles was a former Captain and Lifetime Member of the GRVAC. Sharon was a part of the GRVAC family and will be sadly missed by all.
Sharon is survived by her 3 daughters Dawn Maley and her husband Dave of Vernon, Denise Eboli and her husband Michael of Ringwood, and Tammy Paladino and her husband Brett of Highland Lakes, 7 grandchildren: Amanda, Andrew, Justin, William, Christopher, Charles, and Brett Jr. She is also survived by her brother Rich and his wife Ruth, and her sister-in-law Patricia.
The GRVAC Welcomes Our Newest Members.
L to R, Chris Leishear, Will Curtis, and Vincent Amatulli. The three are currently attending EMT Training at the EMS Academy in Paramus.
John DeLaat honored by the GRVAC for 25 years of service.
John said "When I was coaching youth sports 25 years ago, I felt it important to gain a higher level of emergency first aid skills just in case it would be needed. Training to become an EMT answered that need". "Beyond that", he said, "there is nothing better than the family atmosphere at the GRVAC". Read More....
30 Year Members Honored
It is an exclusive club, with just six members in it, but all are welcome in it if they reach the milestone of 30 years of service. In its 65th year of service to the community, the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps (GRVAC) recently honored six active and retired members who devoted more than 30 years to the organization. Of these six members, President Diane Herrlett, Chief Ed Esposito and Joan Zanotti, remain active today. Noreen Egan and Dave Behar retired from active service a few years ago, and Paul Herrlett passed away in 2010. To recognize their extraordinary length of service, the GRVAC proudly displays in its building six plaques honoring each of them. Read More....
GRVAC Executive Officers For 2016.
Mayor Bruce Packer administers oath of office to Chief Edward Esposito and President, Diane Herrlett.
GRVAC Celebrates New Ambulance
On Saturday afternoon, October 24, at 4:30 pm, the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps celebrated its newest ambulance 821 with a traditional "wetdown" ceremony.
GRVAC Members Honor Dave Behar
On July 3, GRVAC members honored retired member Dave Behar for more than 30 years of service. Read More....
Borough Trees Dedicated to the Herrlett's
Mayor John van Keuren and members of the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps (GRVAC) unveil tribute to Diane and Paul Herrlett. Read More....
GRVAC Honors Noreen Egan
On Monday, June 15, 2015, members of the GRVAC honored Noreen for her 30 plus years of service. Read More....
The American Heart Association, AHA, sponsored CPR Week, July 1- 7. As part of that initiative the AHA requested that the GRVAC help spread this message to our community by sharing this Hands-Only CPR training demo video.
NorthSTAR Visits Glen Rock
The weather cleared up on Tuesday evening, May 19, allowing NorthSTAR to land at Wilde Memorial Park. Touchdown occurred at 7:30 pm. As planned, the Glen Rock Fire Department secured the landing zone. Starting at 6:30 pm, the GRVAC opened its doors to residents to chat with members, to view the inside of our ambulances, to learn about CPR and other life saving techniques, and to enjoy some light refreshments.
Please select the GRTV Video link below to see a video that was produced by our friends at GRTV. The video captures our EMS Strong open house festivities and NorthSTAR's landing. The GRVAC thanks GRTV for promoting our EMS Strong event.Read More....
If You Have Been Thinking About Joining Read More
We feel a tremendous amount of satisfaction from helping our neighbors during their times of need. Some of our patients refer to us as “Glen Rock’s Angels!” Having undergone the same training as any paid ambulance service, we also have gained valuable emergency medical skills and real-life experiences that are useful during situations we encounter with our own families and friends.
Due to our common mission to help others, we share a close bond as a family and support each other during good and bad times in our own personal lives. Whether you are an empty nester, retired from your career, or a young parent wanting to contribute to your community, the GRVAC is a great opportunity for you to learn valuable skills and connect in the community. need members to continue our tradition of service to Glen Rock.
We need members to continue our tradition of service to Glen Rock. Classes start in January and we offer free babysitting for your children while you attend classes as well as free babysitting for members riding daytime shifts. No previous medical experience is needed and the training program is free as well. Once you are through the course and pass the state exam, we will train you on our specific equipment and the operation of our vehicles.
We encourage you to think about it! Read More....
Why We Joined The GRVAC
The reason I joined is easy to explain. My wife Nancy was a member and I attended a GRVAC function. When I saw the family attitude they had for each other, I had to join.
When my brother passed away from a tragic accident 20 years ago, my two sisters and I joined to honor his memory. I continue serving today for the same reason.