Monthly Archives: January 2017

Expanding the United Hatzalah Family in Arad

Every year, the city of Arad, together with the local community center, “Tapuach Payis,” holds a health awareness week in which residents of the Negev are invited to learn more about the health care system and living a healthy lifestyle. … Continue reading

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In mass terror attacks, psychologists on the heels of EMTs

First responders include trained psychologists and social workers to help witnesses reconnect to reality in the face of trauma As reported by the Times of Israel Emergency first responders weren’t the only people speeding towards the terror attack on the … Continue reading

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To be the spouse of a volunteer EMT in Israel

To Be The Spouse of a Volunteer EMT To be the spouse of a volunteer EMT in Israel means to keep some extra grape juice on hand in case one needs to make Havdalah (culmination ceremony of Shabbat) by one’s … Continue reading

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Israeli MCI drill empowers female EMTs

As published by EMS 1: Eighty-nine women participated in what was the first ever all-female mass casualty incident drill of its kind in Israel. The women, many of whom are from different Ultra-Orthodox communities in Israel, recently finished EMT training … Continue reading

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The Most Appropriate and Effective Response to Terrorism

As printed in the Jewish Press: Unfortunately, Israel has suffered from all too many terror attacks. One might think it would be natural for a society that has suffered as many attacks as Israel has to become desensitized to such … Continue reading

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Trauma expert tells of ‘horrific’ scene at suspected Jerusalem murder-suicide

From the Jerusalem Post: One day after witnessing the immediate aftermath of a mother who reportedly killed her four young daughters, then took her own life in the family’s Jerusalem apartment, the head of United Hatzalah’s Trauma and Crisis Response … Continue reading

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Why EMS Volunteers in Israel Never Call it Quits

It happens at least once in the career of every EMS (Emergency medical services) worker or volunteer. Someone called quits on a cardiac patient, but you know deep down that if you just keep on doing compressions, you will save … Continue reading

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American University Students Inspired by Israel EMS Volunteers

“In Israel, No One Is Left Alone in the Dark” On Monday, more than a dozen students from Yeshiva University decided to spend their winter break in Israel learning about the effects that volunteering can have on a community. As … Continue reading

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EMT Police Officer Saves Intoxicated Woman From Attempted Suicide

On Saturday night, in Kiryat Ata, volunteer EMT Mordechai Ben Ezra responded to an emergency call in which a woman claimed that her friend, who was intoxicated, was threatening to harm herself. Ben Ezra, who also works with the local … Continue reading

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Saving Terrorism Victims Before the Ambulance Arrives

In the field of medical volunteer work, Israel leads the world in innovative services. United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Services organization that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. … Continue reading

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