Monthly Archives: February 2021

An Early-Morning Rescue in East Jerusalem

This morning, (Sunday) just after 2:30 a.m., a 72-year-old man collapsed in his apartment in the A-Tur neighborhood of the Mount of Olives in east Jerusalem. The man’s wife saw what happened and was terrified. She quickly called emergency services … Continue reading

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For This Couple, Saving Lives Is Just Another Part Of Marital Bliss

46-year-old Vered Amir and 55-year-old Yossi Amir are a married couple who both volunteer as  United Hatzalah EMTs. They live and volunteer in Rosh HaAyin, a city located in central Israel and near a major Highway junction. Vered works at … Continue reading

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Building Bridges In Beit Shemesh and Beyond

 Beit Shemesh Mayor, Dr. Aliza Bloch, visited the headquarters of United Hatzalah on Monday, and thanked the organization for their assistance in transporting the elderly, disabled, and those stuck at home, to vaccination centers in the city. During the exclusive … Continue reading

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Bringing Good Deeds Into The World

Shimrit Cohen is a United Hatzalah EMT from Tiberias who also volunteers with the organization’s emergency room (ER) assistance program at the Poriya Medical Center. As hospitals are approaching peak capacity with the influx of COVID patients, Shimrit knows that … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma Dog Unit Providing Psychological First Aid After The Loss of A Young Wife

On a Monday evening in January, a young woman who had recently given birth to the family’s first child collapsed at home in one of the northern neighborhoods of Jerusalem. First responders who arrived at the scene began CPR efforts … Continue reading

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Finding the Motivation To Keep Going, Even When We Don’t Succeed

On Wednesday afternoon in Givat Ze’ev, a young boy just under two years old was playing in his backyard when he tripped and landed on the family’s jacuzzi. The jacuzzi was covered but due to the recent rains, a large … Continue reading

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When the Ambulance Is Too Far Away To Help

Last Thursday evening, a woman was in her home in Akko, preparing dinner in the kitchen when she suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness. Her alarmed husband screamed and thus alerted their neighbor who then called United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command … Continue reading

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Saying Thank You 13 Years Later

This past Monday evening, United Hatzalah volunteer and Rehovot resident Micha Shulem walked into one of the shuls in the city to daven Maariv and noticed a man from the corner of his eye looking intensely at him. At the … Continue reading

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A Year After The Tragic Accident, Family Dedicates Ambucycle Donated In Honor Etai Rimel’s Bar Mitzvah

On December 1st, 2019, the lives of the Rimel family were devastated when an Arab driver hit their car at high speed, killing Tzipi Rimel and her three-week-old daughter Noam Rimmel. The accident, which took place on Highway 443 near … Continue reading

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Father Resuscitated In The Rain After Collapsing In Front Of Son Just Before Shabbat

In what turned out to be a dramatic and successful CPR that took place on Friday evening, just as Shabbat was coming in, a father collapsed in front of his son and was saved by the quick reaction of his … Continue reading

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