About Riverdale Hatzalah
We are your neighbors. Since 1989, our dedicated volunteer EMTs and paramedics have provided non-profit emergency medical response and high quality care to the Riverdale community and surrounding area, 24 hours a day.
Our 55 responders are trained and certified to the highest state and national standards, and are equipped with the latest emergency equipment, including cardiac defibrillators and lifesaving medications.
We operate an innovative 2-tier response system that allows us to rapidly respond to emergencies in our service area by utilizing both ambulances and first response vehicles located throughout the community.
Why do our responders volunteer their time? Why do we spend hundreds of hours in medical training? Why do we leave our families in the middle of the cold winter nights? Because we're your neighbors.
CALLS A YEAR
COUNTLESS LIVES SAVED!
WHAT HATZALAH DOES
Our EMTs and Paramedics respond to over 700 annual calls for emergency medical assistance in Riverdale and the surrounding area
Emergency Medical Response
24/7 Emergency Dispatch
As part of the acclaimed NYC Hatzalah System, Riverdale Hatzalah is dispatched by a citywide communications center that operates 24 hours a day
Innovative First Response System
Using state-certified first response vehicles, Hatzalah dispatches the closest EMTs directly to the scene so care can begin before an ambulance arrives
Since 2009, our free community CPR program has trained over 2,000 of your neighbors in CPR, AED, choking relief and first aid
Free Community CPR Training
Our volunteers provide medical coverage for major local events, including: Riverfest, RJC Safety Day and the Riverdale 5K
Local Event Coverage
Community CPR Training
Patient Information Forms
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Dispatching & Communications
Continuing Medical Education
ALS EKG Monitor & Defibrillator
Repairs & Maintenance of Vehicles
For more information, please email
3700 Independence Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10463
Emergency #: 718-230-1000
Office: 646-389-5695 (non-emergencies)
Riverdale Friends of Hatzalah, Inc. is a New York State Not For Profit Corporation and is a tax exempt charitable organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3). Donations are tax deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law.
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