Hatzolah Ambulance Loses Transmission En Route to Hospital

hatz new rig[UPDATED] A Hatzolah ambulance lost its transmission on Shabbos while transporting a patient to the Hospital, Hatzolah officials confirm to TLS. The ambulance was being driven on Squankum Avenue today, when the transmission suddenly died, locking in the vehicle to a low gear, Hatzolah says.

The Shabbos unit was immediately contacted to meet up with the other Hatzolah members to switch ambulances. The patient was then transported to the Hospital in another ambulance.

The ambulance – one of the two used for the MONOC Paramedic partnership – is approximately 10 years old, a Hatzolah member says.

“This ambulance had just come from the shop with other repairs,” says Rabbi Avrohom Waxman, Hatzolah’s Director of Development.

“Hatzolah is in dire need of funds for the repairs of the older ambulances, and for new ones.” says Rabbi Waxman.

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  1. Perfect timing. The Princeton/ Kol Shimshon area is hostig a Neighborhood Hatzolah Ambulance Campaign Parlor Meeting motzs”h Boi. I urge all to attend & contribute generously to the cause. We need these ambulances to be in fine working order. Thanx R’ Avrum Waxman for ur tireless efforts on behalf of Hatzolah & the klal.

  2. they must get rid of the old ambulances cause it will take time for the second ambulance to arrive when the first ambulance brakes down and evrery second counts!

  3. I think they should share actual costs and maybe someone out there will consider sponsoring it. Obviously if the number were under $100,000, it would be much easier for someone to step up then if the actual cost is closer to $200,000. Whoever is posting numbers should please make sure that the numbers are accurate. Thanks

  4. Most Hatzolah units purchase Horton Ambulances which are known to be the best. It’s totally worth it to purchase new ambulances as they last a long time, have the latest safety features etc. Average Horton Ambulances cost anywhere from $150,000 to $180,000, with the very top-line model coming out to around $200,000 to $225,000.

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