Just an ambucycle ride away

Staffed by volunteers, United Hatzalah offers a first-responder model that has been replicated internationally.

By ERICA SCHACHNE
January 1, 2015 12:33
Training excercise

United Hatzalah's training excercise. (photo credit: COURTESY UNITED HATZALAH)

 
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