Orthodox women’s EMT group meets resistance within community

Five years ago, the country’s first all-female EMT service hit the streets of Brooklyn. Ezras Nashim launched in Borough Park to serve Orthodox Jewish women who, because of modesty concerns, feel uncomfortable with men treating them. The group has seen their membership steadily rise, along with their profile after being featured in a documentary that aired on PBS last year, “93 Queen." But their plans to serve even more women with an ambulance permit are now at risk of being thwarted by members of their own community.