"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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Free Training At EMS Training Academy
Next Class Starts Summer 2017
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.
Attention All Nurses!
Few people are more qualified or prepared to volunteer in EMS than registered nurses. The Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps needs professionals like you to become an EMT. Nurses can “fast track” EMT certification by taking an expedited 24-hour course that is starting soon.
If you have children, we offer free babysitting while you attend the classes.
Reserve Your Space....
The GRVAC Is Proud Of Our Graduates. Please join us in congratulating our EMTs that have graduated from high school this June. These dedicated graduates have been a large part of the EMS community and help keep Glen Rock's heart beating. Fiona Duffin graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy and Sarah Kim from the Bergen Academy. Moira Ryan, Laurent Shiels and Michelle Hillock graduated from Glen Rock High School. We wish them success in their endeavors. Pictured below is Moira Laurent and Michelle.
The Following Scholarships Were Awarded to Our GRVAC Graduating Seniors:
Frank Kozar Memorial Scholarship:Moira Ryan
Class of 1959 Scholarship: Laurent Shiels
Jaycees Scholarship: Laurent Shiels
Women in Community Service: M. Hillock
Club Z Tutoring Scholarship:Michele Hillock
Congratulations! The GRVAC is proud of you!
Borough Council Honors GRVAC
On May 24, 2017, the Glen Rock Mayor and Borough Council passed a resolution designating the week of May 21-27, 2017 Emergency Medical Services Week. Read about our honor....
GRVAC Honored For Their Rehabilitation and Medical Support at The Prospect Street Fire. Read Story....
The GRVAC welcomes 2017 with the installations of new officers and recognition for the people who support our mission.
Shown above are some current and past members of the GRVAC.
GRVAC Operations Officers for 2017
(L-R)Mayor Bruce Packer, Brian Markey, Joan Zanotti, John DeLaat, Jeanette Montgomery
On behalf of the GRVAC, President Diane Herrlett expressed appreciation to former Mayor John van Keuren for his exceptional support of the GRVAC during decades of service to the Borough by designating him as an Honorary Member.
Recruitment Chairperson Carrie Hourican and Chief Ed Esposito present brass name badges to members who joined the squad in 2016. Pictured are Vinnie Amatulli, Chris Leishear, Michelle Hillock, Laurent Shiels, Moira Ryan and Eric Tymoshenko. The town of Glen Rock appreciates your commitment to keeping our neighbors safe!
Empty Nest Syndrome. At the 2016 Glen Rock Community Showcase, MaryJane Surrago discusses how singles or couples find new social lives and rewarding use of their time.See Video....
Friday Night Crew Standby At The GRHS Panthers Football Game.
Shown above, Ed Esposito, Josh Stein, Lynn Mayer and John DeLaat, huddle up while standing by at a GRHS football game. One of the GRVAC's duties is to send a crew out to each varsity football game.
GRVAC At The July 4th Parade
As always, The GRVAC was honored to celebrate this year's Independence Day by marching in the July 4th parade. If you noticed that our vehicles were missing, they were attending to medical emergencies. We were paged out on an emergency call as we took our first steps and the calls continued throughout the morning.
Borough Trees Dedicated to the Herrletts
Mayor John van Keuren and members of the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps (GRVAC) unveil tribute to Diane and Paul Herrlett. 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.
The Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps congratulates Joshua Stein on earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Read More....
Above Chief Ed Esposito recognized Dave Alport for 5 years of service
The GRVAC welcomes our newest members
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....
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....
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.
Beautifing The GRVAC
Why We Joined The GRVAC
I witnessed 9/11 firsthand. I'm am American, and if help is needed, I want to help. Although I am an attorney and judge by profession, I decided to become an EMT to help others. It has made a world of difference in my life.
Faced with an empty house after my husband passed away and my children were off to college, I joined the ambulance corps and filled a big void in my life. I have never regretted this decision and love helping my neighbors in Glen Rock.
Mary Jane Surrago