Author Archives: Raphael Poch

In Wake of Hurricane Fiona- Combined Israeli-U.S. Volunteer Aid Group Becomes A Force Multiplier of Human Intervention in Puerto Rico

On Friday, September 23rd, a team of seven first responders and mental health experts arrived in San Juan to assist residents in the country find relief in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. The battered residents, particularly in the southwestern side … Continue reading

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Israeli Delegation Departs To Puerto Rico To Offer Psychological and Medical Aid In Wake of Hurricane Fiona

Early Thursday morning, a delegation of medical and psychological experts from the emergency medical service (EMS) organization United Hatzalah, departed from Israel en route to Puerto Rico. The team, which is comprised of four members of the Psychotrauma and Crisis … Continue reading

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Netanya Infant Suffering Allergic Reaction Saved By An EpiPen

Two weeks ago, on Sunday, at a gas station near Netanya, a family was out dining in a restaurant with their one-year-old baby girl. After 30 minutes their baby had an allergic reaction to some of the food she had … Continue reading

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Choking Baby in Umm al-Fahm Saved By Her Aunt’s Quick Intervention

On Sunday afternoon just after 3:30 p.m., a seven-month-old baby choked on some food that she was eating. Her worried mother, knowing that her own sister-in-law is a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT called her and asked for help.  United Hatzalah … Continue reading

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“ The Merit of a Good Deed Is Another Good Deed – Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah” – Or Yehuda Man Resuscitated By EMT Who Drops Torah Shiur To Save A Life

On Monday evening just after 9:00 p.m., a sixty-year-old man had collapsed on HaMif’al Street and worried passersby had called emergency services for help.   United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shlomie Tzadok was on his way to attend a Torah class … Continue reading

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The Power of Prayer – Saving The Life Of A Drowned Man Near The Four Seasons Beach in Netanya

On Monday evening just after 8:00 p.m., a man approached a United Hatzalah ATV that was helping an elderly person traverse the sand by Sanz Beach in Netanya and told the volunteer EMT driver that his son had drowned in … Continue reading

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Tzfat Man Resuscitated After Collapsing at Home In Front of His Wife

Just after midnight on Monday morning, a man in his late 20s was at his home on Yoseftal Street in Tzfat preparing to go to bed, when he suddenly collapsed. The man was in good health with no pre-existing medical … Continue reading

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Tzitzit Saved The Life Of a Bus Crash Victim

One thing that is always taught to new United Hatzalah trainees is that  “A good EMT is one who can improvise in the field when things go wrong.” This saying held true for Shalom Klein, a United Hatzalah EMT who … Continue reading

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Modi’in Resident Suffers Cardiac Arrest, Revived by ‘A Couple’ of EMTs

On Monday evening, an 85-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Modi’in and collapsed unconscious. His worried caretaker called emergency services for help.    Moshe Arking was on his first shift as a United Hatzalah ambulance driver … Continue reading

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Be’er Sheva Man Suffers Cardiac Arrest After Rocket Barrage From Gaza Fired Towards The City and Is Successfully Revived By EMTs in Mere Seconds

On Sunday night, just after 11:00 p.m., a man in his 50s in Be’er Sheva who had been feeling ill, asked his wife and son to take him to an urgent care clinic. While on the way, the man suffered … Continue reading

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