Author Archives: Raphael Poch

Sitting Up After A Fentanyl Overdose

Ra’anana native Yoni Sadon is a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and driving instructor. He is one of the most active EMTs in the city and is often seen running from one emergency to the next.  A few weeks ago, in … Continue reading

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After Performing Successful CPR On His Own Son, EMT Writes Emotional Letter Imploring All Parents to Learn Basic First Aid

  Yesterday, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yoni Uziyahu from Rehovot, experienced something that no parent should have to go through. His son, only a year-and-a-half old, fell off of a table and suffered a severe head injury. The boy lost … Continue reading

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Sharing My Husband For The Greater Good

By Ruth Hametz, (This article first appeared in a blog on Times of Israel and is reprinted here with the author’s permission)  Before the title provokes errant thoughts, just know, we are not polygamists. Although, after watching a few episodes of … Continue reading

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Woman Saves The Life Of Her Own Daughter Thanks To Her EMT Training

Towards the end of 2019, Roxanne Weinberg took an EMT training course to become a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT so that she could help others. Little did she know that what she learned in the course would save the life … Continue reading

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A Mid-Air Rescue In the Time of Corona

This past Sunday night, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Moshe Weitzman, who lives in Ashdod, was flying back to Israel from London via Istanbul and responded to a medical emergency a few rows back from his seat on the plane. Moshe … Continue reading

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EMT Saves Her Own Husband’s Life

Geulah Pollak has been a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT for the past 4 years. She has previous experience as a first responder but took hiatus for about 10 years prior to joining United Hatzalah due to a mild injury. “I … Continue reading

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Saving A Life In a 12 Minute Traffic Jam

Yossi Rotenberg works as the deputy director of a branch of Shufersal in the center of the country. This past Friday afternoon, Yossi had just left work and was on his way to drop off some supplies for his daughter … Continue reading

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This Rescue Was Not By Chance – Due to a series of unforeseen delays, First Responder en route to conduct Coronavirus testing happens to be at the right place at the right time to save a life.

This wasn’t a typical medical emergency alert that I usually get. As a matter of fact, there was no alert. Call it what you will, divine intervention, comedy of errors, sheer luck, karma. But whatever you want to call it, … Continue reading

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Making The Rendezvous – Two EMTs Use A Rescue ATV To Save The Life Of A Patient Stranded on a Muddy Beach

On a Shabbat afternoon two weeks ago, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Noam Lifshin, was sitting in his home in the town of Shavei Zion in the Galilee, enjoying time with his family, when he received an alert from his communications … Continue reading

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The Third Time Is Charming – Pair of EMTs respond to three births in the span of 6 hours

Early Monday morning, the very dedicated father, grandfather, and United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Daniel Katzenstein received a phone call from his daughter wishing him mazal tov and telling him that he just became a grandfather once again. In spite of … Continue reading

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