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New All-Female Medical Service

The Ezras Nashim all-female emergency medical service is expanding to open a branch in Crown Heights to serve frum women. Full Story

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amazing
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amazing

So many older girls around to volunteer

Yasher koach!
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Yasher koach!

A much needed and long overdue service giving women the option of being assisted by women. Communities like Williamsburg have long had at least one woman to assist women and it took these brave pioneers to ignore all the negative reactions and bring this to the women of crown heights. Thank you!

Fantastc
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Fantastc

Looking forward to a Melbourne Australia chapter

 a good thing?
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a good thing?

Will & are they ready to respond at any time are they willing to stan by for example Simchas Torah by night when Hatzolah members are in front of 770 or by Davening. The men have more room & the women’s section from my understanding can be very trying to say the least

Elya
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Elya

Awesome!

How are they funded?
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How are they funded?

The expenses for ambulances and equipment are very high. Is there a website to donate?

very good
Guest
very good

excellent!!!

Best thing
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Best thing

Try to get Mrs. Clapman on board ! She’s got a full medical facility her lips are sealed and great in every aspect. All my kids and parents use her she’s also very connected to all the hospitals at leaderships level.

Amazing!
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Amazing!

Such great news! Yasher Koach to all involved!

amazing
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amazing

im so happy id love to get involved

instead of university
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instead of university

Girls will be occupied after seminary

Rachel EMT
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Rachel EMT

Yasher Kochech! To all the female volunteers. May Hashem keep them and protect them.

Will they treat men too?
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Will they treat men too?

Hatzolah treats men and women, will they also? Personally I think men have more flexibility to drop eveything and respond to a call. I dont think I would call them in a real emergency.

Long
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Long

Overdue

Married women only
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Married women only

For certain situations please

to #4 and #13
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to #4 and #13

before you get too worried, please ask people in BP how well they operate. Emergency calls are not only at 770 and I am sure they will be very efficient in CH as well. This is NOT a competition to Hatzolah rather then respecting women to their Tznius practice.

#11
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#11

BTW some already have a university degree.Single women are just as flexible as men to give help where needed.They are going to use single women as well.So #13 you don’t think women can take care of a real emergency?Have you ever seen the EMTs out there in the real world?They do a great job all over the country.Why would CH women do any less if a good job?A bit biased are we???

Not sure
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Not sure

If it’s a broken finger, fine.
But if it’s a real life-threatening emergency, heart attack or homebirth gone wrong, only an idiot would rather wait for a female EMT if a better qualified male medic is right next door.
And what will you do if a call comes in for a man? Say you can’t come because it’s not Tznius?

to 15
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to 15

so you’d rather have a 20 year old married woman care for your emergency over a 35 year old single woman?? And, does ‘single’ apply to never married? or divorced? or widowed? For ‘certain situations’ that an umnarried 40 year old ‘shouldn’t’ handle but a just-out-of-seminary married should???? This is 2015!!

#15
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#15

WHY? Why should they be married for certain situations?So now some have have an issue with gender and now with marital status?What’s going on here?

3456
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3456

ingenerall men are better suited for the job because thats the way hashem made it, however don’t start screaming over it.

Not a good idea
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Not a good idea

In the short period that the Borough park division, of Ezras nashim has been operating, they have unfortunately in countered some near fatalities, (at the expense of the patient), as a result of them being ill equiped (I.e ambulance , paramidics etc.), not to mention lack of real experiance. Additionally, they rely on a private ambulance company, operated by men. So much for the Tznius factor. And in the case of real emergencies, the husband of the patient just called Hatzolah. This organization will steer people in the wrong direction, leading the community to believe that they are an emergency… Read more »

Rachel EMT
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Rachel EMT

Yasher Kochech! To all the female volunteers. May Hashem keep them and protect them.

Gemara Sotah
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Gemara Sotah

Insisting that a man can’t treat a woman in emergency because of tzniyus is what the Gemara in Sotah calls chosid shoteh.

To #18
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To #18

Why would a man call ‘ezras nashim’ – an organization created to help women? I am sure that if men do decide to call (for whatever reason) the emergency will be directed to the proper channels. No need for you to worry.

IT IS FOR WOMEN
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IT IS FOR WOMEN

Some of the comments here suggest a lack of reading skills or a desire to ridicule. This service gives WOMEN a choice to call a designated phone number for help in certain situations where they would rather not be treated by the local men. It is a choice EVERY woman should have and Crown Heights is the only major NY community where there has never been such an option. End of story.

Sigh
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Sigh

to #24. Not wishing to see your neighbors husband for the next 25 years after he has seen you in an uncompromising situation is not what the gemara in sotah is talking about.

Speak to the women of BP who have been treated by these women. They are not responding to heart attacks and the likes, but certain situations where women would prefer women rather than the neighborhood men. Vihameyven Yavin.

Just Relax
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Just Relax

NYC EMS has well over 40 % female EMT and Medics and are obviously trusted in real Emergencies, so I wouldn’t worry that Frum women are less capable. They’e not being called for calls related to men. They’re response time in BP is 2-3 min which is way above average. They have access to Medics with the latest gear in a very short notice. They have access to female crew ambulances and besides that they are the ones to treat the patients in the back of the ambulance. They ARE supported by leading Rabonim from ALL communities.

hope they are busy
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hope they are busy

i really hope that IY”H they are very busy….
delivering lots of healthy babies, to healthy mommies.

To number 3
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To number 3

We don’t need this sort of rubbish in Melbourne.
Tznius is not an issue in a medical emergency.
If women want to serve as volunteer paramedics, they should have female teams within hatzolah and be available to treat both men and women.

In real emergencies
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In real emergencies

The concern is real but this is not the answer. They don’t have medics or Amblunces. All they can do is call hatzalah or private ems, which only delays patient care when seconds count.

Women Rock!
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Women Rock!

Reading some of the comments above, one would think that frumkeit = stupidity. Since when does being frum mean leaving your brain at the door?

The main point
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The main point

The original concept of having female paramedic’s is for a situation such as a woman suddenly going into labor. She will know in advance who to call or if she isn’t going to make it to the hospital in time, then hatzalah will call ezrash nashim to handle the delivery. They are going to be a semi-sister organization to hatzalah. They may also be stationed in 770 which could’ve been organized even in the past. Whether or not they need to be married- the awnser will most likely be yes, because just like hatzalah which is for reasons of tznius… Read more »

The main point
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The main point

The original concept of having female paramedic’s is for a situation such as a woman suddenly going into labor. She will know in advance who to call or if she isn’t going to make it to the hospital in time, then hatzalah will call ezrash nashim to handle the delivery. They are going to be a semi-sister organization to hatzalah. They may also be stationed in 770 which could’ve been organized even in the past. Whether or not they need to be married- the awnser will most likely be yes, because just like hatzalah which is for reasons of tznius… Read more »

Wish I could
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Wish I could

Women are multi-faceted and quite calm in the face of an emergency. Women tend to take over when some men are quaking in their shoes. They can make quick decisions and act on them when needed, and have alot of experience in the day to day medical arena and then some. In all the time the Ezras Nashim has been in existence, I have not heard a bad word about them. Give them a chance.
To all the nay-sayers, please stop it.

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