Author Archives: Raphael Poch

Jerusalem Museum Of Tolerance Holds Concert Honoring United Hatzalah and Danielle Foundation

Last week, popular Israeli rock-band Ethnix performed at a tribute concert for Israeli emergency medical service organization United Hatzalah and the Danielle Foundation. The concert was organized by the founder and donors of the newly opened Museum of Tolerance in … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av Rescue in Oranit

Just before the end of Tisha B’av on Sunday, United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center received an emergency phone call regarding a man choking in the town of Oranit.  The emergency application automatically alerted David Nagar, a United Hatzalah volunteer … Continue reading

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Delivering a Baby In the Middle of the Desert, In a Different Language

My name is Avigail Beer and I am a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah. I was recently headed to Sinai for a vacation with my friend Naomi Lasry, who is also a volunteer EMT when we received an alert to … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMTs and Midwife Deliver Two Babies In 24 Hours on Tisha B’Av

Motzei Shabbat saw the beginning of a very active day for a few United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs and a midwife who delivered two babies over the course of 24 hours. The first call took place just after Shabbat ended and … Continue reading

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More Than Just A Winch

Menachem Goldberg volunteers as an EMT with United Hatzalah and serves as the chapter head for the Nahariya chapter. Two weeks ago, Goldberg responded to an emergency where the rescue he undertook involved a different type of lifesaving.    The … Continue reading

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Fighting Fire With More Than EMS

United Hatzalah’s network of first responders provides more than emergency medical services (EMS). While the EMS component of the organization is certainly the flagship project, another service which the organization provides for free is the work of the PSychotrauma and … Continue reading

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Recovering Woman Meets With First Responders Who Saved Her Life During the Last Round of Rocket Attacks

Allegra Ben Akan a resident of Kiryat Gat suffered a full system trauma injury from a rocket that was fired by Hamas militants at Israel during the last round of missile attacks from the Gaza Strip. On Thursday, she met … Continue reading

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Wave Of Thefts Targets United Hatzalah Emergency Response Electric Bicycles In Netanya

 A wave of thefts and vandalism of emergency medical service electric bicycles belonging to EMS volunteers of United Hatzalah has plagued the city of Netanya over the past few weeks. The newest theft occurred yesterday when an emergency electric bicycle was stolen … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Mourns the Loss of Mrs. Adelaide Friedman

United Hatzalah mourns the loss of Mrs. Adelaide Friedman, Mother of United States Ambassador to Israel Mr. David Friedman. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Ambassador and his wife Tammy, His brother Mark and his wife Rosa, and their … Continue reading

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One Active Friday

Ram Oz is a 2-meter-tall combat veteran and extreme-sport enthusiast from Hod Hasharon who volunteers as a United Hatzalah EMT and drives one of the organization’s ambucycles.    Recently this past Friday night, Ram responded to a stabbing incident. He … Continue reading

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