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For emergencies within Fort Lee, our average response time is approximately five minutes from the time of dispatch. However, this can be affected by a number of factors including, but not limited to:
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No, the Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps is an agency that provides emergency medical services. We respond to 911 emergencies only. If you require a non-emergency transport to a hospital or facility, please contact a non-emergency medical transportation company.
Ask yourself the following questions:
If you are unsure or answer yes to any of these questions, don't guess - call 911. For more information on when to call 911, visit the Federal Government's website.
No, the Borough of Fort Lee maintains standing mutual-aid agreements with surrounding jurisdictions and hospitals to dispatch available ambulances to emergencies. If no Fort Lee ambulance is available, an ambulance from the following will answer your call:
Due to longer distances and the time required to communicate with other dispatchers, response time may be delayed by several minutes.
Fort Lee ambulances are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. However, the members of the Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps staff the ambulances from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends and national holidays. Emergency Medical Technicians who are employed by the Borough of Fort Lee staff the ambulances from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. You can always expect the highest quality of medical care and professionalism from Fort Lee ambulance crews.
Information on how to join the Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps is found on our Become a Volunteer page.
Yes, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Fort Lee Volunteer Ambulance Corps relies on donations to purchase new equipment and supplies to better serve the community. Fund-drive mailings are sent out to residents annually. In addition, we will accept gently used canes, walkers, and wheelchairs that are in good working condition, as we loan them out to residents who need them.
Yes. To obtain a copy of a patient care report, you must provide the date and approximate time of the incident, and submit a signed and notarized release from the patient or his/her guardian. All requests and information must be sent to Fort Lee EMS at:309 Main StreetFort Lee, NJ 07024
If you have any questions, please contact the Chief at 201-585-1294 or the EMS Coordinator at 201-592-3500, ext. 1056.