Hatzalah of Philadelphia is a 100% volunteer organization that relies completely on the generous support of the community in order to provide its services.
While we are supported and staffed by the Jewish community, Hatzalah prides itself on the fact that it provides care at no cost equally to all in need regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity.
Hatzolah is designed to take advantage of those few precious minutes during which immediate and proper care may mean the difference between a patient's successful outcome let alone their survival.
Our state certified volunteers are available around the clock on a 24/7 basis and are trained to initiate:
• Expedited lifesaving intervention
• Preventing additional injury and/or further deterioration of the patient's health and well being
• Stabilizing the patient
• Providing comfort to the patient
Upon arrival of the local EMS resources, Hatzalah members will:
• Transfer patient care
• Stand by ready to render any assistance that might be required
One unique aspect of the professionals that make up the Hatzalah team is that the vast majority is fluently multilingual:
This unusual linguistic advantage will be able to proactively break common language barriers for the North-East Philadelphia demographic and provide additional comfort and emotional support while lifesaving measures are being taken.
Although our local Fire-EMS departments provide top notch care, they may not be in a position to respond within those crucial first few minutes. Since our volunteers are local and spread throughout the communities that we serve, our Hatzolah volunteers will often be there within minutes of the call coming in via our dispatchers. Hatzalah on a national level has a consistent track record of response times far below the national average, usually within two to four minutes during daytime hours.
Hatzalah of Philadelphia is a 100% volunteer organization that relies completely on the generous support of the community in order to provide its services. One hundred percent of every donation goes to fund Hatzalah operations, which include:
• Other logistical costs
Hatzalah does not receive any local, state, or federal funds and thus operates completely through donations. Hatzalah of Philadelphia in a process of receiving its status as a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors and operated by elected corporate officers.
In the United States, Hatzalah organizations are functioning in:
• New Jersey
• New York
Hatzalah is further planning to work with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross on implementing Health Awareness throughout the community. Hatzalah of Philadelphia is proud to bring this fine tradition home to our very own neighborhoods.
Hatzalah internationally spans: