LA Times Covers Story Of Hatzalah Of Los Angeles Trying To Get License


As YWN has reported, Hatzolah of LA is currently trying to get its permit to transport patients, but is receiving opposition from the LA Fire Department. There was a hearing held a few weeks ago in front of the LA County Board to determine this issue. There remains fierce opposition from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

On Sunday morning, the LA Times published an article explaining what Hatzalah is trying to do.

The article begins with a short profile of Hatzalah of Baltimore – a wonderful organization with around 40 members that responds to 1,500 hundred calls a year – but strangely, the article doesn’t mention a word about NY (“Chevra”) Hatzalah which was founded more than 50 years ago.

Chevra Hatzalah responds to over 75,000 medical emergencies each year, and has thousands of volunteers. The organization’s “legendary” response time averages between 2 to 4 minutes, precious time that saves lives. Chevra Hatzalah has over 90 ambulances in operation throughout the Greater NY Metropolitan Area and various counties in Upstate NY.

Read the article by clicking here and being redirected to the LA Times website.

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  1. Not so strange:
    1. Hatzalah of Baltimore was very helpful to los Angeles in this endeavor.
    2. There was a Baltimore Hatzalah member at the hearing so it could be that he was asked to tell a story or for a contact in Baltimore to tell their story.
    3. It makes more sense to compare to similar demographics and similar, more current hurdles to overcome.
    Not everything has to have done deep negative reasoning.

  2. If I were to offer to someone $100 for every single positive reason that you could possibly come up with as an explanation why the NY HATZALA was not included, I am sure you would find 100 reasons and that means $10,000.