New Jersey - Jersey City Set To Begin United Hatzalah-Inspired Training Program For Emergency Medical Response Volunteers
Jersey City, NJ - This week, some 300 local volunteers in Jersey City are set to begin training on a community-based emergency medical volunteer response program modeled after Israel’s United Hatzalah.
NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1IU0b9e) reports that the program, United Rescue—-which kicked-off in January as a partnership between the city and Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health (JCMC)—-is aimed at reducing response times in medical emergencies from six minutes to three.
Volunteers for the privately funded United Rescue are set to embark on a 60-hour training program under the watchful eye of JCMC EMTs, with the goal of actively participating by the fall.
Eli Beer, president and founder of Israel’s United Hatzalah, said his organization is “thrilled” to be playing a role in helping Jersey City initiate their program.
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