The New York State Department of Health says an all-female volunteer EMT company seeking a license to operate an ambulance has been “effectively denied,” but the decision can be appealed.
For 50 years, Hatzoloh, the male volunteer ambulance corps, has served the community, but it doesn’t accept women paramedics
Judge Ruchie Freier and volunteers in Boro Park applied for a license to operate an ambulance for the Ezras Nashim organization that provides medical treatment for females in parallel to Hatzolah.
“Because this application did not receive enough votes to be approved at the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council meeting, it was effectively denied. There is an opportunity for the applicant to appeal to the State Emergency Medical Services Council,” the Department of Health said in a statement.