Going above and beyond state
& city requirements

DOH requires EMTs to attend 55 hours of training every 3 years. To continuously reinforce skills, we require all our EMTs to attend 2 hours of training every 30 days.

  • Rotating classes keep knowledge current
  • Hands-on training and specialty programs
  • Computerized sign-in system tracks and ensures attendance

To ensure our first responders are continuously improving, our regional medical directors sit with each and every member monthly to review responses and provide guidance, direction, and mentorship.

  • Call reviews
  • One-on-one mentorship sessions
  • On-call expertise as needed

We don’t consider our job done when we drop a patient off in the ER. Careful follow-up on patient outcomes enables us to learn and improve from our previous responses.


Explore ‘under the hood’ of a
Hatzalah ambulance

The cutting-edge medical equipment in each vehicle – and how our first responders harness them to save lives.


Oxygen tank

To treat patients who are not breathing or in respiratory distress.



To securely move patients from the scene to the ambulance to the emergency room.


Stair Chair

A collapsible wheelchair used to move patients out of confined spaces.


Spinal board & collars

In cases of the head, neck, and spinal injuries, these are used to keep the patient still to prevent further injury.


EKG monitor & defibrillator

Automated external defibrillator for the application of electrical shocks, which put the patient’s heart back into a healthy rhythm.


Blood pressure monitor

Tells medical personnel how well the heart is pumping blood through the body


Suction kit

Used to remove mucus and similar fluids from the airways.


Airway masks & tubes

Used to keep the patient's airway clear and open.


Drug kit & medications

Lifesaving drugs used to treat patients in cardiac arrest or other serious health issues.


Trauma kit

Includes bandages, wound dressings, scissors, tape, needles, gloves, and other supplies used in day-to-day trauma treatments.



To treat broken bones, arms, and legs.


Burn Kit

Sterile dressings designed for the treating and cooling of direct burns and scalds on the body.


Patient Blankets

Keeps patients covered, bundled securely, and warm during transport to prevent shock and hypothermia.


Multi-channel radio

For communicating with the dispatcher, additional responding units, hospital emergency room departments, and other rescue agencies.