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S2:E10 - “The Value of Community Service - An interview with Hatzalah of Michigan.” Recorded August 8, 2020

December 14, 2020 EMS on AIR Season 2 Episode 10
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S2:E10 - “The Value of Community Service - An interview with Hatzalah of Michigan.” Recorded August 8, 2020
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S2:E10 - “The Value of Community Service - An interview with Hatzalah of Michigan.” Recorded August 8, 2020
Dec 14, 2020 Season 2 Episode 10
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Hatzalah of Michigan is a volunteer EMS agency that augments existing EMS response in the cities of Oak Park, Southfield, and Huntington Woods, Michigan with community-based state-certified volunteer EMS providers. Their volunteers are local, dedicated community members, who drop everything and hurry to assist those in need. Nobody can argue that when something goes wrong, seconds can make the difference between life and death.  These guys take that statement VERY seriously.  It isn’t uncommon for them to have a dispatch to on scene time of 90 seconds.  Most 911 calls are longer than 90 seconds.  That’s crazy fast.   

In this episode we discuss who Hatzalah of Michigan is, what they do, and why they do it.  Then, we’ll discuss the impact their agency and community experienced, and/or still may be experiencing, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Finally, we finish with a talk about Hatzalah of Michigan joining the OCMCA Stroke systems of Care Special Study.

Hatzalah is a Hebrew word that means rescue.  Hatzalah is the common title of volunteer EMS organizations serving mostly Jewish communities around the world.  There’s way more of these organizations then you might think, and they do some pretty amazing things.  Most local branches operate independently of each other, but they all typically use the common name Hatzalah. 

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Show Notes

Hatzalah of Michigan is a volunteer EMS agency that augments existing EMS response in the cities of Oak Park, Southfield, and Huntington Woods, Michigan with community-based state-certified volunteer EMS providers. Their volunteers are local, dedicated community members, who drop everything and hurry to assist those in need. Nobody can argue that when something goes wrong, seconds can make the difference between life and death.  These guys take that statement VERY seriously.  It isn’t uncommon for them to have a dispatch to on scene time of 90 seconds.  Most 911 calls are longer than 90 seconds.  That’s crazy fast.   

In this episode we discuss who Hatzalah of Michigan is, what they do, and why they do it.  Then, we’ll discuss the impact their agency and community experienced, and/or still may be experiencing, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Finally, we finish with a talk about Hatzalah of Michigan joining the OCMCA Stroke systems of Care Special Study.

Hatzalah is a Hebrew word that means rescue.  Hatzalah is the common title of volunteer EMS organizations serving mostly Jewish communities around the world.  There’s way more of these organizations then you might think, and they do some pretty amazing things.  Most local branches operate independently of each other, but they all typically use the common name Hatzalah. 

Visit EMSonAIR.com for the latest information, podcast episodes and other details.

Follow us on Instagram @EMSOnAIR.

Please keep emailing your questions, comments, feedback and episode ideas to the EMS on AIR Podcast team by email at [email protected].  

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/emsonair?fan_landing=true)