United Rescue, the American affiliate of the Israeli organization United Hatzalah, (“rescue” in Hebrew), has partnered with Englewood Health and the City of Englewood to become integrated directly with the local 911 system and will run in partnership with the town’s emergency medical services organization, Englewood Health EMS. The United Hatzalah/Rescue model aims to get help to people in distress within three minutes via trained volunteer emergency medical technicians who live or work in the neighborhood where the emergency is reported. United Rescue Englewood’s activities launched with a September 19 inauguration event at Englewood Health. Participants included 25 volunteer trainees who were soon to start 60 hours of instruction; volunteers from the Jersey City chapter; Englewood’s Mayor Michael Wildes; Englewood Health EMS director, Rick Sposa; and Englewood Health’s Vice President for Facilities Management and Emergency Preparedness, Harvey Weber.
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Posted November 2019