Ultra-Orthodox female EMT group approved in New York State
Ezras Nashim, an all-female volunteer ambulance service for New York's Orthodox community, seeks to safeguard the modesty of women in labor from what was formerly a field dominated by men.
NEW YORK – Ezras Nashim, a women-only crew of Orthodox emergency medical technicians, has received New York State approval to begin work as an emergency medical service. They will be going head-to-head against Hatzalah, a long-established and highly regarded volunteer ambulance company working primarily in communities with large Orthodox populations. Hatzalah has only male volunteers and