Author Archives: Raphael Poch

Disabled EMT Saves Lives In Israel With Specialized EMS Vehicle

Dan Shmuel heads the Tel Aviv branch of United Hatzalah, a volunteer EMS organization that provides all of its services free fo charge to anyone who needs it, regardless of nationality, race, religion or gender. Dan was injured in a … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah’s Emergency Room Assistance Program Expands to Rabin Medical Center – Rabin Becomes 21st Hospital To Adopt Program

On Monday, United Hatzalah and Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikvah announced a partnership that will see the two entities work together to cut down the waiting time and the overload of patient intake in the medical center’s emergency room … Continue reading

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Following Rescue Of Chen Danzinger, United Hatzalah and Nurofen For Children Open First Aid Courses Across Beit Shemesh

United Hatzalah has teamed up with Nurofen for Children and set a goal to train 500 parents and residents of Beit Shemesh in providing basic first aid to their families and neighbors in case of a medical emergency. The two … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah and Nurofen To Train 500 Residents of Sderot in First Aid

United Hatzalah has teamed up with Nurofen for Children and it has set a goal to train 500 parents and residents of Sderot in providing basic first aid to their families and neighbors in the case of a medical emergency. … Continue reading

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The Tools And Knowledge To Make A Difference

On Sunday evening just before 6:00 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Eli Koon had just gotten home from work when he received an alert from the organization’s dispatch and command center. The notification told him that there was a serious … Continue reading

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An Angel In Orange And A Midnight Car Accident

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Asheri Angel lives in the quiet town of Nehalim, located next to Petach Tikvah. Ashri has been a volunteer EMT for quite some time and is married and a proud father.  One night a few weeks … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Typical Day of Life-Saving In Bnei Brak

Menachem Shechter lives in the city of Bnei Brak in Israel, is a devoted husband and father of three. Menachem runs a shoe store in Bnei Brak and also volunteers as a United Hatzalah EMT and as a Psychotrauma and … Continue reading

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My Saturday of Saving The Elderly

One recent Saturday morning, Adir received an alert about a 90-year-old man who sustained head and back injuries when he fell in his bathroom. Racing to the given location on his ambucycle, Adir arrived at the victim’s apartment just three … Continue reading

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Treating Each Person As Their Own World

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Betzalel Sabag lives in Rehovot with his family. Betzalel works in an office in Ramat Gan near the Aluf Sadeh interchange. One recent Sunday morning, traffic across the center of the country was at a crawl. … Continue reading

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Bringing Light To Israel’s Elderly On Chanukah and All Year Round

Hundreds of emergency medical service volunteers from United Hatzalah visited with elderly or sick patients in hospitals and elderly people in their homes across the country. The volunteers made these visits in order to share a little bit of the … Continue reading

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