The Alvin S. Mintzes Hatzalah of Baltimore is an independent, non-profit volunteer organization that has been providing emergency medical services to the citizens of Northwest Baltimore, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, since 2007. 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.
Currently, through an all-volunteer force of 30 emergency medical responders (EMTs and Paramedics) and 15 dispatchers, Hatzalah is able to arrive on-scene in less than 3 minutes. In 2007, our first year of operations, Hatzalah responded to 413 calls. As Hatzalah’s excellent reputation has spread throughout the community, each year, more calls are received. In 2012, Hatzalah responded to over 1200 calls. Since our inception, Hatzalah has never “missed” a response, or not been available to respond.
This is an outstanding achievement for any volunteer EMS organization