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All-female Brooklyn Jewish paramedic group denied ambulance application


Added 11-20-19 01:13:02am EST - “Ezras Nashim's members are looking to operate an ambulance to serve the needs of Orthodox women in Borough Park and Kensington.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “All-female Brooklyn Jewish paramedic group denied ambulance application”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An all-female Orthodox Jewish paramedic group was denied an application Tuesday night to operate an ambulance in two Brooklyn neighborhoods, setting the stage for a fight in Albany.

Ezras Nashim’s members are looking to operate an ambulance to serve the needs of Orthodox women in Borough Park and Kensington.

Members of the Regional EMS Council of NYC voted 12 against, and seven in favor of the group’s application, according to Vosizneias.com, with five abstentions and two members of the council absent.

Because neither side received a 14-vote majority, the Albany State Council will ultimately decide on the group’s application, the website reported.

Representatives of the all-male Hatzalah EMS opposed the application, as did a group of rabbis, who contended at a hearing last month that having two ambulance services covering the same area would be confusing.

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