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A day in the life of a Muslim EMT

(JNS) - My name is Ramzi Batesh and I live in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Safafa. I work at the dispatch center of United Hatzalah and as one of the organization's volunteer EMTs and ambucycle drivers.

This past Friday, I saved three people who were suffering medical emergencies. This isn't necessarily unusual, but there was something unique about it because of who I treated and where.

The day began with morning prayers. Then I received and responded to a medical emergency involving a Jewish man who had suffered a seizure. I treated him by protecting his head, in order to make sure he d...


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