"Neighbors Helping Neighbors"
Providing quality first aid medical care and emergency
transport for Glen Rock residents since 1951
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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 In September
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.
GRVAC Honors Noreen Egan
On Monday, June 15, 2015, members of the GRVAC gathered outside their building to honor retired life member Noreen Egan, who volunteered more than 30 years to the organization and responding to emergency calls in Glen Rock. It has been a long-standing tradition to affix a brass plaque to a monument outside the building to honor members who retire with more than 25 years of service.
Noreen joined the GRVAC in 1982 and served as Chief in 1998 and 1999, and as Lieutenant and as a member of the Thursday night crew for many years.
“I will never forget my experiences on the corps helping residents as well as the long-time friendships I formed with corps members,” said Noreen. “It has added to my life and has been truly a wonderful experience.”
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. More than 20 members of the ambulance corps were present to share their experiences with residents. The GRVAC's new corps chaplain, Father Tom Blind, also attended. About 200 residents stopped. The two pilots, flight nurse and flight paramedic chatted with members of the GRVAC, GRFD, GRPD and residents and responded to questions. NorthSTAR took off at 8:05 pm.
The event was a success not only because of the training opportunities for our current members, but also because it peaked interest from a few young students in the community, who provided contact information and are considering going to EMT school once they turn 16 years old.
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..
GRVAC Salutes David Mendelsohn
Members of the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps formed a standby crew at the GRHS graduation on June 18, 2015. One of our own EMTs, David Mendelsohn was among the graduates. Congratulations and best wishes to David as he moves on to college.
GRVAC to Host Blood Drive
The GRVAC will host another Open House and Blood Drive on July 26 as a way to continue to reach out to residents and encourage them to learn more about the organization and consider joining. Please check back for exact times of this event, which will be posted shortly.The drive will be sponsored by Community Blood Services, a nonprofit organization that supplies blood and blood products to 30 hospitals in the New York and New Jersey region.
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.