PARENTS BEWARE: Your children are once again interfering on the Hatzolah frequency [AUDIO]

Your children could be responsible for delaying emergency care to a patient. And that patient could be your own family member.

Keep your children away from emergency radios.



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There are 16 Comments to "PARENTS BEWARE: Your children are once again interfering on the Hatzolah frequency [AUDIO]"

  • Truth says:

    Forgive my ignorance since I’m not familiar with how frequencies work but is there a way for parents or their kids to know which channel/ frequencies to avoid? I imagine kids are not even realizing they are on an important frequency, just playing with each other talking on their two or four way radios on a mutually agreed channel, not knowing that they are on a Hatzolah frequency.

  • Just Wondering!! says:

    Isn’t it a criminal violation to interrupt first responders? If summons would be issued this would probably stop.

  • Bd says:

    How do we know if our kids walkie-talkie interferes?

    • seriously says:

      your kids are well aware if their radios interfere with first responders. Why do you think they asked you to buy for them???
      They need to know the “hock” although im not sure why hatztala emergencies are hock

    • ? says:

      if you ever bought them a radio

  • EMT says:

    While it’s admirable that a child aspires to be a “Hazoloh”, its also admirable to aspire to be a police officer. The problem is using a radio can be just as dangerous as carrying a gun.

    The FCC controls all frequencies and consider this a serious matter. It is a Federal Crime to broadcast on any emergency frequency. I would imagine that the parents would be responsible.

    I am not familiar with all radios but I know that mine must be programmed to the specific frequencies our agency uses. Where these kids get programmable radios, I don’t know. Maybe eBay or some other online shops sell them. I do know that most frequencies are available on the internet and can be programmed into scanners that can only listen.

  • Jimmy says:

    I am ignorant too, but is it just Hatzolah bandwiths? Do the other emergency personnel experience this problem too?

  • Moshe says:

    To answer the above questions, I’ll give a little background about Two-Way Radios.
    All (I have not found otherwise yet) 14/22 channel radios are preprogrammed with FRS (Family Radio Service)/ GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) frequencies.
    Those are frequencies allocated by the FCC for anyone to communicate on.
    On certain radios i.e. Baofengs the frequencies can be changed by the user.
    The frequencies can be changed through software/manually changing the frequency using the keypad.
    It is an FCC violation for anyone to communicate on any frequency other than FRS/GMRS frequencies, unless authorized by the license holder of that frequency (in this case Hatzolah).
    99% of children transmitting on Hatzolah frequency know which frequency they are on.
    A radio transmitting illegally on a frequency can be pinpointed using a method called triangulation.
    I believe this method has been used in the past by Hatzolah to locate troublemakers.
    The bottom line is, make sure your kids are not the cause of Hatzolahs (Or any fist responders) response being delayed or Ch”V a life being lost.

  • Sanity please says:

    This is not talking about kids using their own 2-way radios that happens to interfere with Hatzoloh.
    This is kids getting radios and explicitly tuning it to the hatzoloh frequency and talking on it.
    This is very dangerous, this interupts hatzoloh communication.

  • Moe says:

    These channels cannot be picked by cheap radios from the dollar store. You need expensive radios programmed to specific channels. These kids know what they are doing. The only way to stop it is with tickets and fines.

    • Lazer says:

      Incorrect. You can purchase baofeng radios for approx $20 and manually program Hatzalah’s frequency. Very easy to do. Doesn’t require a pro.

  • bizarre says:

    Um,Not so fast.
    While I’m no audiologist,
    The kids in this clip sound very young – certainly not old enough to code their expensive radio to Hatzolah frequency. Or to buy expensive radios on eBay. This sounds like a kid who found Dad’s radio and was trying to imitate Daddy.
    Cuz Daddy is a hero.
    At least he got that right.

  • why is it normal says:

    Why is it normal that Hatzloha continues to have this issue over and over
    Must be a way to prevent it . for some reason you dont hear 911 having these issues.there is enough money in klal yisroel so what is the issue that this cant be prevented????????

  • Truth says:

    Thanks Moshe for that clarification. Well explained.
    So therefore, to @seriously and @?, not every kid who wants a cheapish two or four way radio to play policeman, hatzolah, Chaverim, etc has nefarious intentions, and in all likelihood can’t get onto Hatzolah frequencies even if they wanted to. They’re not programmable other than the preset frequencies.

  • Dovid says:

    Kindly list the frequencies that Hatzolah uses for communications so I do NOT buy my children radios that transmit on those frequencies.