Residents blast Hatzalah ambulance garage

Some Woodmere residents are fighting against the construction of an ambulance garage in their residential area.

The garage would house vehicles from Hatzalah of the Rockaways and Nassau County, an ambulance organization that serves members of the Jewish community. Neighbors say the garage would be too big for the area, cause traffic problems and drive down the value of their homes.

Hatzalah?s coordinator, Rabbi Elozer Kanner, says ambulances are placed in residential areas to speed up response time. Currently, Hatzalah is using a synagogue parking lot, but Kanner says the temperatures of the ambulances can?t be regulated.

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