Hatzolah of Central Jersey this Motzei Shabbos welcomed 12 new active members who graduated their observing period to the team as it continues to cover more areas around Central Jersey.
The new members reside throughout Lakewood, Jackson, Toms River, Howell and Manchester.
For more than 39 years, Hatzolah has not only grown with the community, but has stayed ahead of the curve, being ready for any eventuality using the latest equipment, technology and training.
Over the last number of years, our community has not only grown in population, the demographics and geographics have expanded as well.
“Lakewood is only 25 square miles. When you look at where people are living in Toms River, Jackson, Howell & Manchester, we now have to cover over 300 square miles,” explains Rabbi Motty Twerski, Administrator of Hatzolah.
For the last couple of years, Hatzolah has been hard at work expanding. Hatzolah added ambulances and Paramedic response vehicles to its fleet, strategically stationing them around Lakewood, Jackson and Toms River.
For months, Hatzolah has been working on identifying the right members, training them, and incorporating them into their highly trained force.
“We are extremely proud of the dedication to Hatzolah these members have and the tremendous amount of time they invested to respond to a high volume of calls in order to be able to tend to patients with a high level of care”, the Captains of Hatzolah told TLS.
“We are proud to have these wonderful members join our team and, although we hope the community never needs their services, they are there and ready to help at a moment’s notice,” Hatzolah said. “We take the responsibility of our growing community seriously, and there is nothing greater than saving a life.”
Hatzolah of Central Jersey is comprised of EMT’s, Paramedics, PA’s, Doctors, Psychologists, Social Workers, and a crisis response team.
[Some of the new members were not present last night]