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Reader Photo: Ambulance Corps Officers Sworn In

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The following information was submitted by Captain Charles Bellucci of the :  

The above Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps officers were sworn in by Mayor Christopher P. DePhillips at the 82nd Annual Installation Dinner Dance held on January 21, 2012. Committeeman Kevin J. Rooney was appointed the township liaison to the Corps.

The purpose of the Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps is to render free aid, assistance, and emergency transportation to all residents or persons within the Township limits of Wyckoff, who, by reason of accident, illness or other occurrence, requires the services of the Corps. We rely on the continued support of our members, our community and our township leaders to carry on this important mission. 

Even though we are a volunteer agency, administratively we function as a paid organization with regards to staffing.

Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year we have a duty crew ready to respond to any medical emergency in our township. Our duty crews are staffed, at a minimum, by two New Jersey State Certified Emergency Medical Technicians.

When our duty crew is dispatched to a medical emergency, we rely on other volunteer members of our corps to respond to a request for a second ambulance. They are classified as our general crew. I am proud to say our general crews answer the call even if they have to leave their place of employment or put off household obligations. Some of our members even give up sleep to respond in the middle of the night. 

Currently, we have 31 active members each assigned to a duty shift. We also have several student members away at college who help during semester and summer breaks.

To contact the Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps, write to P.O. Box 214, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 or call 201-848-0400.

We are always looking for new members, email Membership@WyckoffAmbulance.Org.

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