Dec 9, 2015
New All-Female Medical Service
Members of Ezras Noshim all women's EMS team

The Ezras Nashim all-female emergency medical service is expanding to open a branch in Crown Heights to serve frum women.

Ezras Nashim, the first frum, all-female emergency medical service (EMS) organization is expanding to Crown Heights and accepting new members.

Ezras Nashim was founded in 2011 and launched in Borough Park in 2014, with the name "Ezras Nashim," which literally means “Help of Women,” and is also the name of the women’s section in shuls and the Beis Hamikdash.

The name was chosen to signify the group’s mission of women helping women as well as the firm belief that frum, female EMTs are not a radical innovation, but simply a new dimension of the traditional role of Jewish women as nurturers and caregivers to other women.

Since its launch in Fall 2014, Ezras Nashim has expanded to offer 24/7 care for all facets of emergency medicine in both Borough Park and Midwood. Ezras Nashim has also created a new exciting Internship program to broaden its membership eligibility.

Ezras Nashim has won respect of the EMS establishment and the trust of the women they serve, and they are ready to expand to Crown Heights.

Women are invited to attend an open house on Sunday, December 13th at the home of Mrs. Fraydie Liberow, an EMT and prominent Ezras Nashim Coordinator, located at 334 Crown Street, between New York Avenue and Nostrand Avenue. The open house will take place between the hours of 11am-3pm.

Anyone interested in becoming an EMT or volunteering for Ezras Nashim in any capacity is encouraged to attend and become part of a dream more than 40 years in the making.

For further information about Ezras Nashim, please contact ezrasnashim.emt@gmail.com. In case of emergency in the Borough Park or Midwood sections of Brooklyn, please call the Ezras Nashim emergency hotline at 718-232-1300.


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1
amazing
So many older girls around to volunteer
(12/9/2015 7:21:11 PM)
2
Yasher koach!
A much needed and long overdue service giving women the option of being assisted by women. Communities like Williamsburg have long had at least one woman to assist women and it took these brave pioneers to ignore all the negative reactions and bring this to the women of crown heights. Thank you!
(12/9/2015 7:43:25 PM)
3
Fantastc
Looking forward to a Melbourne Australia chapter
(12/9/2015 7:57:01 PM)
4
a good thing?
Will & are they ready to respond at any time are they willing to stan by for example Simchas Torah by night when Hatzolah members are in front of 770 or by Davening. The men have more room & the women's section from my understanding can be very trying to say the least
(12/9/2015 8:10:55 PM)
5
Elya
Awesome!
(12/9/2015 8:16:46 PM)
6
How are they funded?
The expenses for ambulances and equipment are very high. Is there a website to donate?
(12/9/2015 8:18:56 PM)
7
very good
excellent!!!
(12/9/2015 8:49:06 PM)
8
Best thing
Try to get Mrs. Clapman on board ! She's got a full medical facility her lips are sealed and great in every aspect. All my kids and parents use her she's also very connected to all the hospitals at leaderships level.
(12/9/2015 9:03:29 PM)
9
Amazing!
Such great news! Yasher Koach to all involved!
(12/9/2015 9:43:35 PM)
10
amazing
im so happy id love to get involved
(12/9/2015 9:43:52 PM)
11
instead of university
Girls will be occupied after seminary
(12/9/2015 10:46:56 PM)
12
Rachel EMT
Yasher Kochech! To all the female volunteers. May Hashem keep them and protect them.
(12/9/2015 11:14:40 PM)
13
Will they treat men too?
Hatzolah treats men and women, will they also? Personally I think men have more flexibility to drop eveything and respond to a call. I dont think I would call them in a real emergency.
(12/9/2015 11:15:47 PM)
14
Long
Overdue
(12/9/2015 11:32:22 PM)
15
Married women only
For certain situations please
(12/9/2015 11:36:07 PM)
16
to #4 and #13
before you get too worried, please ask people in BP how well they operate. Emergency calls are not only at 770 and I am sure they will be very efficient in CH as well. This is NOT a competition to Hatzolah rather then respecting women to their Tznius practice.
(12/9/2015 11:40:10 PM)
17
#11
BTW some already have a university degree.Single women are just as flexible as men to give help where needed.They are going to use single women as well.So #13 you don't think women can take care of a real emergency?Have you ever seen the EMTs out there in the real world?They do a great job all over the country.Why would CH women do any less if a good job?A bit biased are we???
(12/10/2015 12:17:20 AM)
18
Not sure
If it's a broken finger, fine.
But if it's a real life-threatening emergency, heart attack or homebirth gone wrong, only an idiot would rather wait for a female EMT if a better qualified male medic is right next door.
And what will you do if a call comes in for a man? Say you can't come because it's not Tznius?
(12/10/2015 3:20:32 AM)
19
to 15
so you'd rather have a 20 year old married woman care for your emergency over a 35 year old single woman?? And, does 'single' apply to never married? or divorced? or widowed? For 'certain situations' that an umnarried 40 year old 'shouldn't' handle but a just-out-of-seminary married should???? This is 2015!!
(12/10/2015 7:04:25 AM)
20
#15
WHY? Why should they be married for certain situations?So now some have have an issue with gender and now with marital status?What's going on here?
(12/10/2015 8:43:12 AM)
21
3456
ingenerall men are better suited for the job because thats the way hashem made it, however don't start screaming over it.
(12/10/2015 10:51:18 AM)
22
Not a good idea
In the short period that the Borough park division, of Ezras nashim has been operating, they have unfortunately in countered some near fatalities, (at the expense of the patient), as a result of them being ill equiped (I.e ambulance , paramidics etc.), not to mention lack of real experiance. Additionally, they rely on a private ambulance company, operated by men. So much for the Tznius factor. And in the case of real emergencies, the husband of the patient just called Hatzolah. This organization will steer people in the wrong direction, leading the community to believe that they are an emergency ambulance company,when the truth is it's not.
(12/10/2015 10:52:16 AM)
23
Rachel EMT
Yasher Kochech! To all the female volunteers. May Hashem keep them and protect them.
(12/10/2015 11:01:23 AM)
24
Gemara Sotah
Insisting that a man can't treat a woman in emergency because of tzniyus is what the Gemara in Sotah calls chosid shoteh.
(12/10/2015 11:04:02 AM)
25
To #18
Why would a man call 'ezras nashim' - an organization created to help women? I am sure that if men do decide to call (for whatever reason) the emergency will be directed to the proper channels. No need for you to worry.
(12/10/2015 1:29:03 PM)
26
IT IS FOR WOMEN
Some of the comments here suggest a lack of reading skills or a desire to ridicule. This service gives WOMEN a choice to call a designated phone number for help in certain situations where they would rather not be treated by the local men. It is a choice EVERY woman should have and Crown Heights is the only major NY community where there has never been such an option. End of story.
(12/10/2015 1:35:15 PM)
27
Sigh
to #24. Not wishing to see your neighbors husband for the next 25 years after he has seen you in an uncompromising situation is not what the gemara in sotah is talking about.

Speak to the women of BP who have been treated by these women. They are not responding to heart attacks and the likes, but certain situations where women would prefer women rather than the neighborhood men. Vihameyven Yavin.
(12/10/2015 1:42:54 PM)
28
Just Relax
NYC EMS has well over 40 % female EMT and Medics and are obviously trusted in real Emergencies, so I wouldn't worry that Frum women are less capable. They'e not being called for calls related to men. They're response time in BP is 2-3 min which is way above average. They have access to Medics with the latest gear in a very short notice. They have access to female crew ambulances and besides that they are the ones to treat the patients in the back of the ambulance. They ARE supported by leading Rabonim from ALL communities.
(12/10/2015 5:22:42 PM)
29
hope they are busy
i really hope that IY"H they are very busy....
delivering lots of healthy babies, to healthy mommies.
(12/10/2015 7:21:42 PM)
30
To number 3
We don't need this sort of rubbish in Melbourne.
Tznius is not an issue in a medical emergency.
If women want to serve as volunteer paramedics, they should have female teams within hatzolah and be available to treat both men and women.
(12/11/2015 12:00:27 AM)
31
In real emergencies
The concern is real but this is not the answer. They don't have medics or Amblunces. All they can do is call hatzalah or private ems, which only delays patient care when seconds count.
(12/11/2015 7:24:06 AM)
32
Women Rock!
Reading some of the comments above, one would think that frumkeit = stupidity. Since when does being frum mean leaving your brain at the door?
(12/11/2015 1:41:39 PM)
33
The main point
The original concept of having female paramedic's is for a situation such as a woman suddenly going into labor. She will know in advance who to call or if she isn't going to make it to the hospital in time, then hatzalah will call ezrash nashim to handle the delivery. They are going to be a semi-sister organization to hatzalah. They may also be stationed in 770 which could've been organized even in the past. Whether or not they need to be married- the awnser will most likely be yes, because just like hatzalah which is for reasons of tznius mainly, the same will apply - working with hatzalah, private ambulance company's, or the FDNY there will be situations. So married- at least on call will be a requirement.
(12/12/2015 10:43:01 PM)
34
The main point
The original concept of having female paramedic's is for a situation such as a woman suddenly going into labor. She will know in advance who to call or if she isn't going to make it to the hospital in time, then hatzalah will call ezrash nashim to handle the delivery. They are going to be a semi-sister organization to hatzalah. They may also be stationed in 770 which could've been organized even in the past. Whether or not they need to be married- the awnser will most likely be yes, because just like hatzalah which is for reasons of tznius mainly, the same will apply - working with hatzalah, private ambulance company's, or the FDNY there will be situations. So married- at least on call will be a requirement.
(12/13/2015 11:10:30 AM)
35
Wish I could
Women are multi-faceted and quite calm in the face of an emergency. Women tend to take over when some men are quaking in their shoes. They can make quick decisions and act on them when needed, and have alot of experience in the day to day medical arena and then some. In all the time the Ezras Nashim has been in existence, I have not heard a bad word about them. Give them a chance.
To all the nay-sayers, please stop it.
(12/15/2015 3:21:09 PM)
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