hatzalah ambulanceCHICAGO Hatzalah Chicago is a non-profit volunteer emergency medical service that is capable of responding to emergency medical situations 24 hours a day at no cost to those who need it in parts of the Chicagoland area. Hatzalah is a BLS Ambulance Provider whose role is to stabilize patients, and depending on the level of care necessary either provide transport or transfer care to 911 upon their arrival. State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago-8th District) proposed a plan in March focused on helping them, and Senate Bill 621 was signed into law by the governor yesterday.


“Volunteer EMS providers fill the need that exists between the time of an accident and the arrival of local firefighters and EMS services,” Silverstein said.


The law allows these volunteer EMS employees to participate in an emergency vehicle operation training course and, upon completion, have red and white oscillating lights on their cars while responding to an emergency situation.


“This law will ensure other motorists are aware of these volunteers and remain alert when the vehicle is en route to a call. Both the responders themselves and other drivers will be safer with the use of these lights,” said Silverstein.


Hatzalah operates in the Chicagoland Jewish communities of Lincolnwood, Peterson Park, Skokie and West Rogers Park to augment existing services provided by municipalities. Hatzalah operates in six major US metropolitan areas in addition to Chicago, as well as cities worldwide.

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