Lawmaker Secures Funding for New Hatzolah Ambulances

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FILE -Memebers of the board of Central Hatzalah, meeting with Israeli Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman.
FILE -Memebers of the board of Central Hatzalah, meeting with Israeli Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman.

Councilman David Greenfield has secured $300,000 in city funding for Hatzolah to purchase new ambulances.

“Hatzolah is a truly remarkable organization,” Greenfield said. “It’s a worldwide community service organization that does outstanding work wherever it operates, and it all started right here in Brooklyn. I’m thrilled that I was able to fund them again this year.”

Hatzolah’s average response time in Boro Park is under four minutes during daytime hours, and between seven and eight minutes at night. Greenfield noted that the existence of Hatzolah helps ease the burden on 911 emergency response centers.