United Hatzalah’s strength is in its network of 6,500 selfless volunteers, including EMTs, paramedics, and doctors.
Volunteers complete a 180-hour course and an additional 100 training calls as well as arduous testing to become EMTs, before receiving a medic bag and becoming a fully-fledged volunteer first responder. Always prepared, volunteers carry their gear everywhere, leaving work, school, or even family at a moment’s notice to render lifesaving aid.
Our volunteers come from all different backgrounds, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze, Bedouin, both secular and religious, and everything in between. They are all united by a shared mission to save lives.