Here are some links to other helpful organizations...

(Each link will open a new window when selected.)


American Red Cross American Cancer Society 
American Heart Association Bergen County EMS Training Center NJ Youth & Family Services

A few fine examples of our volunteers




Line Officers


Mark Geerinck

1st Lieutenant

Rich Apramian  

2nd Lieutenant

Victoria Walker 

Administrative Officers


Scott O'Rourke

Vice President

 Mike Policastro


Mathew Horning

Assistant Treasurer

Sue Gallagher

Recording Secretary

Debbie Barbash

Corresponding Secretary

Alyssa Dacko

Financial Secretary

Linda DeSimone


Dottie Gillespie

Lynn McIntosh

Linda Alessi


Consider Joining our Team

There is an initial upfront time commitment for EMT training, but this training affords the opportunity to give back to your community long term.  No prior experience is required and we accept applicants age 16 years or older.  All training is provided at no cost to you.  We will work with your schedule to make volunteering with us as feasible for you as possible.


If you are an RN, BSN, or LPN, you can become an EMT with just 24 hours of classroom training.  Get a passing grade on the state exam and you are fast tracked to the OTFAC team !


For further information, contact us at






In Case of an Emergency,

CALL 911!


We are located at:

4 Russell Avenue 
Old Tappan, NJ 07675




        The Old Tappan First Aid Corps. was established back in 1939 by Joseph Mazzo.  The first ambulance they purchased was an old 1929 Hearse from a local undertaker.  It was kept in a garage on Clark Avenue, and was stored there until the Old Tappan Fire House was completed some years later.  Joseph Mazzo loaned the Old Tappan First Aid Corps. the needed funding to build the Old Tappan First Aid Corps building some time thereafter, and when it had been completed the Hearse finally found its rightful parking place. 

        In order to get others in Old Tappan and the surrounding area involved in first aid, Joseph Mazzo, along with Pat Lanza (from Closter) and Morris Beaman, were instructors who taught first aid classes to those who were willing to learn and help out.  As time moved on, the Corps. continued to grow and prosper into the Old Tappan First Aid Corps. we have today.  We now have two ambulances, have doubled the size of our facility, and have increased the membership substantially.





Additional information