Detroit Hatzalah is an independent, non-profit volunteer organization that will be providing emergency medical services to the citizens of Oak Park and Southfield MI, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our goal is to maximize patient survival and reduce morbidity and mortality, by providing immediate emergency medical care during those few precious minutes where immediate and proper care can mean the difference between life and death.
Hatzalah responders are neighbors who live and work in the community. In addition to providing emergency care, these trusted faces can also be relied upon to coordinate patient care with area hospitals and doctors, serve as patient advocates, and offer family support. Hatzalah’s goal is to provide all aspects of emergency medical service.
Detroit Hatzalah provides 24 hour compassionate professional emergency medical assistance, free of charge
We augment existing medical services provided by local municipalities (ie; help before 911/an ambulance arrives on scene)
We support patients with top tier pre-hospital care
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Everything is in the application
At this time Hatzalah training has been completed.
For any information about future training please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, for insurance purposes. If you have a bad driving record, you will not be able to be a first responder
No, but you will need a cell phone
We have a Rabbinical board and all members must follow the guidelines, whether l’chumar or l’kula. These guidelines will be supervised by R’ Neustadt, R’ Levin, and R’ Irons. All Halachic questions should be directed to email@example.com , and will quickly be answered. Please be aware that the Rabbonim have graciously given their time for Hatzalah and therefore please DO NOT directly approach the Rabbonim with any questions.
Our Shabbos and Yom Tov policy will be set by the Rabbinical board
There are no set hours. Being a Hatzalah member is a commitment to help save lives. However, in the application you will indicate when and where you are available and we will keep in mind the hours that you are more readily available.
Being a Hatzalah volunteer involves significant training costs to the organization and we are asking the volunteer for $500 to help defray the cost of training and equipment (which are both significantly more expensive). If this is a problem, contact us and we’ll see what we can do.
No experience is necessary. Training will be provided. The training is 70 hours to become certified as an MFR- medical first responder. We hope to offer a bridge training program to become an EMT.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR DISPATCHERS
Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a dispatcher for Hatzalah of Southfield / Oak Park. We greatly appreciate your desire and commitment to help our community. Prior to completing the application (link below) we want you to be aware of what the training and position will involve. Please read the FAQs below, and feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.
Training will be approximately 4 hours of instructional time. We will try our best to schedule these classes as conveniently as possible.
There will also be one short training session regarding all relevant halachic issues, including shifts on Shabbos and Yom Tov.
The dispatcher must be on call for the duration of their shift. This means staying within hearing distance of the phone at all times and being prepared to stop doing whatever it is you are occupied with when a call comes in and attend to the call “immediately” without delay or reluctance. This is a significant obligation and we want to make sure that you, your family, and employer, are well aware of the commitment and requirement involved.
As of now, we plan on scheduling six hour shifts.
Yes. The overnight hours will be divided into two shifts (potentially 9 pm – 3 am and 3 am – 9 am, subject to change based on feedback from the dispatchers.) We would like each volunteer to commit to at least one overnight shift a month, although an inability to do this will not disqualify you from volunteering. During an overnight shift, volunteers are required to stay awake and follow regular protocol for a dispatch shift.
The dispatcher will need to have Internet access at home as well as basic computer skills. Hatzalah will provide the computer and equipment, to be rotated among the volunteers.
No prior experience in the medical field is necessary. However, a dispatcher will need to have the ability to multitask, remain calm and focused in stressful situations, be responsible and committed, and maintain confidentiality.
You will receive a response from our office once we receive your application to let you know that it is being reviewed. If determined to be a good fit, you will be contacted to arrange an interview.
Following the interview, acceptance, when approved, will be received within two weeks. Hatzalah will not give any reasons for acceptance/rejection.
Please feel free to email any questions or comments to email@example.com
Hatzalah of Southfield / Oak Park Board
whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.
Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5; Yerushalmi Talmud 4:9, Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 37a.