United Hatzalah inaugurated 11 new ambulances on Thursday afternoon at in Tel Aviv. The ambulances, which will serve communities throughout Israel, are the newest addition to the existing fleet which now numbers close to 40 ambulances across the country. These ambulances are primarily used for training new EMS personnel including EMTs, paramedics and doctors and give provide them with first-hand field experience while transporting urgent patients to the hospital.

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10 of the 11 new ambulances

Many times the ambulances are also used to provide emergency medical supervision to large events such as the recent funeral of Rabbi Shteinman which took place in Bnei Brak this week and was secured by numerous ambulances from United Hatzalah.

“The addition of these ambulances to our growing fleet will enable us to provide better and faster care to people who need our assistance every day throughout Israel, said President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer.  “All of our services are completely free of charge and that includes when we use our ambulances to transport a patient to the hospital. The education that our volunteers will receive by working shifts on these ambulances will be invaluable to help increase their level of knowledge and care for their patients. We see this inauguration as a stepping stone for our organization’s growth, one that we will continue to pursue as time goes by in order to achieve our end goal of a ninety-second response time to any medical emergency across the country.”

The Ceremony took place at the Migdal Bereishit Courtyard, off of Zohar Street in the Bavli neighborhood of Tel Aviv. The ceremony had numerous VIPs in attendance. A Chanukah candle lighting ceremony preceded the ceremony which took place on the third night of Chanukah.

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