Hatzolah of Central Jersey today is once again issuing a strong warning to parents after children interfered with radio transmissions during an emergency call.
Hatzolah officials tell TLS that during a call last night, a member responding to the call heard two children talking to each other over the radio.
Though the children were not yet located, Hatzolah officials say the are investigating the origin of the interference, and will take all necessary measures to ensure the children responsible are dealt with accordingly.
“This is a very serious issue, and can Chas V’Shalom cost somebody’s life,” Hatzolah tells TLS. “Children may think it’s just fun and games, but interfering with the radio transmissions can delay a response and cause a death.”
Hatzolah Captains tell TLS they are seeing multiple interferences coming from three general areas around Lakewood and are working to crack down to locate the culprits responsible for this dangerous activity.
“Parents should also beware that interfering with these Public Safety channels can land them with a hefty Federal fine of up to $32,000,” says Hatzolah Administrator Motty Twerski (see below).
Police have also been notified about the incident and are working with Hatzolah to ensure theses incidents are dealt with harshly.