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About Us

United Hatzalah (Hebrew for Rescue) is the only nationally recognized emergency medical service delivered entirely by trained volunteer medics in Israel. With an average response time of 3 minutes or less, our mission is to provide immediate lifesaving medical intervention during the critical window between the onset of an emergency and the arrival of traditional ambulance assistance.
Our services are always free of charge and serve all citizens of Israel regardless of religion, ethnicity or nationality. United Hatzalah medics are recognized for speed. Our ability to be at the scene of an emergency call in under three minutes across Israel is an international record.
This has not changed despite the challenges of 2020. Our dedicated volunteer medics never stopped their vital work. They ran out of their homes and even jumped out of their beds during the lockdown period and beyond to respond to medical emergencies of any description, at all times.

On an average day, United Hatzalah volunteers respond to 1,800 calls. These include:

252

Road accidents

36

Birth emergencies

90

Head injuries

252

Severe injuries

216

Light injuries

342

Cardiac and CPR callouts

72

External burns

342

Unconcious patients

The impact of these individual acts of lifesaving and medical support each day not only helps those who directly receive it but also has ramifications upon the thousands of people whose family members are helped by our volunteers. And all at no cost to those we help.