Kids of EMS responders get it right on Purim

“Kids dressing up as United Hatzalah volunteers is similar to kids in the United States dressing up as firefighters or police officers."

By PENINA HOROWITZ
February 28, 2018 16:20
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Kids dressing up as United Hatzalah volunteers

Kids dressing up as United Hatzalah volunteers. (photo credit: UNITED HATZALAH‏)

The idea that people dress up on Purim as something that they hold dear or emulate is not a foreign concept. On the contrary, imitation is the highest form of flattery. This concept is certainly a relief to many parents who volunteer as first responders when their children and many other children in their neighborhoods dress up like them for Purim.

We asked Daniel Katzenstein, an emergency medical technician (EMT) volunteer with United Hatzalah for many years, about the price that children of medics pay due to witnessing their parent heading into emergency situations – or sometimes even being dragged along with them on calls due to necessity.

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