How much do you know about HVAC?
- We consist of 100% volunteers
- We rely solely on donations to fund our operations
- We are staffed 365 days a year – including holidays and inclement weather
- We operate 3 ambulances, 1 first responder vehicle and 1 chief vehicle
- We received our new home at 970 Goffle Road, in 2006
- We are your neighbors, family members, co-workers, coaches and friends
- We are one of the oldest all volunteer ambulance corps in New Jersey History
In 1932 a group of veterans, realizing the need for Emergency Ambulance Service in Hawthorne, founded the William B. Mawhinney Memorial Ambulance Corps. The Corps, sponsored by VFW Post 1593 and named after the Rev. Wm B. Mawhinney, Pastor of St. Clements Church went into active service on Memorial Day, 1932 and was housed at Police Headquarters on Garfield and Lafayette Ave.
In the early 1950’s the Borough built a three bay garage in the rear of the Old Municipal building to house the ambulances and provide a meeting room for the Corps.
After the fire that destroyed the Old Borough Hall in 1978, a new two bay garage and meeting room were constructed for the Corps. This served as our home for over 26 years. During that time we grew from having two ambulances to three plus a First Responder Vehicle. In February, 1997 we went to the Council with the request for our own building. This was approved and the search was on for a suitable location.
After many ups and downs on November 2, 2006 we celebrated the culmination of that search with the dedication of our new headquarters, which is located at 970 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, New Jersey.
Over the years we have purchased over 21 ambulances and have had a few support vehicles donated. Presently, we have three ambulances, a first responder, and chief’s vehicle along with two bicycles.
We are, also, a proud member of the 17th district of the New Jersey State First Aid Counc