BROOKLYN, N.Y. - After a battle of several years, a group of all-female Jewish paramedics can finally operate their own ambulance service.
The group "Ezras Nashim" was formed eight years ago when the male volunteer ambulance group Hatzolah refused to admit women.
Their mission is to provide medical services for Orthodox women, who often don't feel comfortable being treated by male EMTs.
Last month, the state Emergency Medical Services Council said the group failed to prove there was a public need for their service, but the women refused to give up and filed an appeal.
They can now legally run an ambulance and transport patients, although a start date for the service has not been confirmed.