The bizarre incident where two Hatzolah volunteers were ticketed in Woodridge, New York upon responding to a call were resolved.
The Hatzolah volunteers were responding to a call where a diabetic woman was experiencing difficulty in Woodridge’s town hall. The volunteers, in accordance with New York State law used their red sirens to respond to the call. Apparently, someone did not like the fact that these cars were using the sirens and instructed a policeman to issue tickets. The tickets were issued incorrectly.
Dovid Cohen, the CEO of the Hatzolah organization was unsatisifed with the tickets merely being dismissed, as it was necessary to ensure that this type of error not occur in the future – neither in Woodridge nor elsewhere.
The city of Woodridge did issue a letter that addressed these concerns. The letter will be made available later today.