Hi, my name is Ella Sarama. If you know me, you know that I am very passionate about medicine. In June of 2021, I eagerly jumped on the opportunity and privilege to join the amazing Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which I eagerly did. Since then, I have been on dozens of calls and assisted my fellow crewmates in providing basic life support to those in need. I have greatly enjoyed my time at TVAC and I am proud to be able to serve the citizens of Teaneck. In addition to the in-house training that I have received at TVAC, I have become a certified EMT.
EMTs provide basic life support to patients. We assist with medical problems as simple as giving an icepack, and as complex as performing CPR and splinting broken limbs. However, we cannot do this without vital supplies. TVAC is a 100% volunteer organization. We rely on community support to buy the medical supplies we need. If you donate to our campaign, you are ensuring that our organization is able to provide the best care possible in the fastest time possible. Please donate today!
At TVAC, we take immense pride in our quick response time and high level of patient care. The average EMS response time in Bergen County is sixteen minutes. TVAC’s response time averages between 2-5 minutes. When seconds count, we dispatch the closest EMTs directly to the scene in addition to our crew and ambulance from our headquarters. This response model ensures that care can be started as quickly as possible with rapid transport to an appropriate hospital.
Currently, we do not have the resources to supply ALL of our members with a complete medical bag, oxygen tank, and automated external defibrillator (AED). We are asking you to consider a tax-deductible donation to enable our members to reduce the time to initiate life-saving treatment even further, by guaranteeing that each of our members is equipped to provide the highest level of treatment possible. Seconds really matter!
This campaign can only be successful with the generous support of the entire Teaneck community. We appreciate your generosity, and we pledge that we will always be there for you, your family, your neighbor, and your friends in a time of need. Our volunteers are your neighbors, coworkers, and even family members. Items can be donated individually (see below for prices) or as an entire “first responder kit” ($3000).
If you would like to make a donation in honor of a loved one or for a specific dedication. Please email us at [email protected]
Please consider supporting the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Since our founding in 1939, we have never charged a patient, and we consist solely of volunteer members who receive no monetary compensation. We continue to rely on your generosity so that we can assist anyone in the community in their time of need. Please Help us Help you!
Sponsorship Items: (Please indicate in comments if you would like something dedicated in honor of someone)
Fully stocked medical bag: $3,000 - Contains all medical supplies, Pulse Oximeter, CAT Tourniquet, AED, and Oxygen. - (can be embroidered in honor of a loved one)
Bag only: $500 (can be embroidered in honor of a loved one)
Portable Radio: $700
Oxygen tank: $130
CAT Tourniquet: $30