The Jewish community of Miami-Dade County is pleased to announce the formation of Hatzalah of Miami-Dade for the members and visitors of our community. This vital Jewish organization is the result of many months of intense effort on the part of several community members as well as the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of South Florida, who will oversee its formation and operation.
The current plan is to initiate Hatzalah Services in Aventura and North Miami Beach, and to expand this service to the other local communities in the future.
Hatzalah of Miami-Dade is being established to provide immediate emergency medical care until local EMS resources can arrive on scene. Hatzalah is designed to take advantage of those few precious minutes during which immediate and proper care may mean the difference between a patients surviving or not. Although our local Fire Rescue Department provides top-notch care, they may not be in a position to respond within those crucial first few minutes. Since our volunteers are local and spread through out the communities, our Hatzalah volunteers will often be there within minutes of the call coming in to our dispatchers. Our goal is to have an average on-scene arrival of less than two minutes.
Hatzalah of Miami-Dade is proud to be the only Hatzalah organization in Florida affiliated with Chevra Hatzalah of New York. Affiliation with Chevra Hatzalah means that in using the name of Hatzalah™ (regardless of spelling) one is agreeing to abide by standards of operation of Chevra Hatzalah. Hatzalah of Miami-Dade is grateful for the continued support and guidance of Rabbi Mechel Handler and Heshy Jacob, of Central Hatzalah, as well as several other Hatzalah branches through out the United States.
The first Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training class is scheduled to begin shortly after Sukkot. If you would like to join us as emergency responders or dispatchers please contact us for additional information.
Hatzalah of Miami-Dade
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