Hytera America Donates DMR Radios to N.Y. EMS Organization
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 | Comments

Hytera America, in partnership with Abest Communications, donated X1pi Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) radios to Chevra Hatzalah to help volunteers communicate and save lives in New York City, the U.S. epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hatzalah is the largest volunteer EMS organization in the world with operations in 16 countries serving mostly Jewish communities. Hatzalah was originally founded in Brooklyn, New York, where it is known as Chevra Hatzalah, and is serving the entire New York City region.

“We are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19,” said Abraham Wurzberger, executive director of Chevra Hatzalah. “Our volunteers are inundated with emergency calls during this period. Generosity such as yours encourages our volunteers to keep operating at this challenging time — often at risk to their own personal safety. Your generous donation will directly contribute towards Hatzalah’s life-saving mission.”

VHF two-way radios provide life-saving communications to Hatzalah’s 1,300 volunteer emergency medical technicians, dispatchers and paramedics. The workers respond to more than 70,000 calls each year with private vehicles and a fleet of more than 90 ambulances.

“Radios are an essential tool in crisis management, and Hytera America sees our business as essential to providing effective communications solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Steve Cragg, vice president of sales at Hytera. “Hytera America has an active plan in place to both keep our employees safe and to continue to deliver products, repairs and services. All non-essential Hytera staff are working remotely, and we have logistics staff in our Miramar (Florida) and Irvine (California) offices working to deliver products.”

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