NYPD Tows Hatzalah While Treating Cardiac



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    NYPD Tows Hatzalah While Treating Cardiac

    Just four weeks after a Hatzalah ambulance was issued a parking ticket, a Hatzalah Paramedic’s vehicle was towed while he was treating a cardiac patient, Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened in the Upper West Side of Manhattan at around 1:00PM, as Hatzalah was inside the Manhattan Day School • Full Story

    The Yeshiva World

    Just four weeks after a Hatzalah ambulance was issued a parking ticket, a Hatzalah Paramedic’s vehicle was towed while he was treating a cardiac patient, Tuesday afternoon.

    The incident happened in the Upper West Side of Manhattan at around 1:00PM, as Hatzalah was inside the Manhattan Day School at 310 West 75 Street – while responding to a cardiac-related call. The vehicle belongs to a Paramedic, who happens to be a Doctor as well. Additionally, the vehicle had a NYC DOT permit displayed, as well as a Hatzalah window plaque along with a NYS Department of Health sticker, which authorizes the vehicle as an emergency ambulance response vehicle.

    According to eyewitnesses on the scene, the tow truck arrived on the scene, and began hooking up the tow to the vehicle. Hatzalah members – including a Coordinator – tried explaining to the NYPD Tow Truck Operator that this was a cardiac call, and the vehicle was legally allowed to be double parked. An NYPD Supervisor (Sergeant) responded, and authorized the vehicle to be towed – while it’s lights were still flashing.

    A second Hatzalah vehicle was also issued a ticket for double-parking at the same call.

    Chevra Hatzalah in New York has nearly two thousand volunteer EMTs and paramedics who answer more than 70,000 calls each year with private vehicles and a fleet of more than 90 ambulances.

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