The Fellowship and United Hatzalah Inaugurate Israel’s First Fleet of Emergency Electric Bicycles

The Fellowship  |  May 31, 2022

Yael Eckstein standing in front of orange electric bikes.
(Photo: Yossi Zeliger)

Now, more than 200 volunteer paramedics and EMTs can respond to medical emergencies much more quickly, saving time and lives, reports Vin News:

The new unit, which cost $2.5 million features 200 emergency electric bicycles each one equipped with life-saving medical equipment, special safety features, and lights and sirens, to allow the responders who ride them to cut through traffic and narrow alleyways quickly and safely.

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews in collaboration with United Hatzalah has named the bicycle unit in honor of the founder of the International Fellowship, the late Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.

The activities of United Hatzalah’s lifesaving volunteer network are based, among other things, on a fast, efficient, and extensive transportation system. The benefits of electric bicycles are also reflected as a reliable and available means of transportation for volunteers in impassable locations for vehicles. They are relatively low cost, compared to other means of transportation, which also adds to their efficiency. The new bikes will be active in areas where the necessity and amount of calls and for United Hatzalah is greater.

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