Hi! Our names are Zoe and Eliana and we volunteer on the Tuesday evening shift for the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Having been probationary members for a little while, eagerly awaiting to take EMT school, riding has become the highlight of our week.
Joining TVAC was at first an outlet for us to give back to my community, but it has become much more than that and something we look forward to. Learning to provide care to patients within the community is an opportunity we could not let up.
With your help, we are hoping to provide our members responding directly to calls from wherever they are with their own first-in bags. This lifesaving equipment will ensure that our patients receive the best care possible. Since the founding of TVAC in 1939, we have never charged a patient. Any amount helps! Please consider supporting TVAC so we can continue to help you to the fullest extent.
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