Jackson Council President Marty Flemming defended Hatzolah of Central Jersey at the monthly meeting on Tuesday night when a resident got up and complained about the lifesaving emergency medical service.
The resident bemoaned Hatzolah’s substations around town, which allow their ambulances to be parked at strategic locations in Jackson to serve the community.
“You’re asking to not park a volunteer ambulance in a place where it’s needed,” an incredulous Flemming responded. “That’s what you’re asking – that’s what you’re saying. Because they’re not putting up buildings, they’re parking an ambulance.”
“In a residential…” the resident rebutted.
“They’re parking an ambulance for a volunteer rescue squad where it’s needed and you have a problem with that,” Flemming interjected.
“Yes,” the resident replied.
“I don’t see how you could have a problem with a volunteer rescue squad trying to help people,” Flemming rebuked the resident.
“How can you in good conscience – whatever religion you are – have a problem with that?” the Council President asked.
The full heated exchange can be seen below from minute mark 1:10:53 until 1:15:15