Author Archives: Raphael Poch

On The Way To The Office, EMS Responders Saves 9-Month Old From Choking

On Sunday morning, United Hatzalah Dispatch and Command Center in Jerusalem received a call that a baby was choking in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of Jerusalem. Volunteer EMT first responders Yechiel Gurfein and Daniel Katzenstein who live in the neighborhood … Continue reading

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How I Found Myself a New Family

Dana Attias is a United Hatzalah EMT volunteer in training. On Wednesday night, Attias helped deliver a baby girl, the first delivery  that she has ever participated in as an emergency medical technician (EMT). Just as Valentine’s Day was coming to a … Continue reading

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CEO of Israel’s Health Ministry Moshe Bar Siman-Tov Meets K-9 Life Saver

Moshe Bar Siman-Tov the Director of the Health Ministry toured United Hatzalah headquarters in Jerusalem on Wednesday and was impressed by what he saw.  Following the visit Bar Siman-Tov said that he sees United Hatzalah as an integral part of … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Opens New Chapter In Kiev, Inaugurates Ambulance In Uman

A moving ceremony took place on Sunday night in the central Chabad house of Kiev in Ukraine. 20 new volunteer EMTs graduated from their lengthy training program and will now be joining United Hatzalah’s worldwide network of EMS volunteers. The … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Receives Award From Panama Home Front Command for Partnership in Life-Saving

Today we had the honor to witness Jose Donderis who serves as the Chief of SINAPROC (The National Protection & Civil Defense and Home Front Command of Panama) present United Hatzalah’s President and Founder Eli Beer with an award honoring … Continue reading

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My Fifteen-Year-Old Self Saved A Life

The blood pounded in his ears, drowning out the sounds of the frantic passengers around him. The two sisters who had identified themselves as medical professionals were tending to the unconscious woman, obscuring his view. They were over 30,000 feet … Continue reading

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ER Volunteer Finishes Shift And Heads Home To Deliver A Baby

 On Monday night, after an incredibly long day, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Bentzi Goldberg arrived home and was about to relax, when his radio alerted him to a woman giving birth two blocks away. He turned around raced to the … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Opens New Chapter in Samaria

At the beginning of January, United Hatzalah opened its second new chapter in Judea and Samaria in as many weeks. The newest chapter known as Western Binyamin, covers the area of the south-west part of Samaria and includes the towns … Continue reading

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Going The Extra Mile After a Bus Ride Goes Wrong

Last Sunday afternoon, a 92-year-old woman was riding the bus in Ramat Gan when it suddenly jolted to a stop, sending her crashing to the floor. Witnesses called emergency services for help as it appeared that the woman was badly … Continue reading

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More Than Simply a Medical Ride Along – Intensive Care Team Creates Bonds of Friendship With Children With Special Needs

One of United Hatzalah’s Intensive Care Ambulances that was donated to help provide emergency medical coverage in the Negev region, was recently instrumental in providing medical support for an amazing organization called Friends for Health.   Friends for Health provides … Continue reading

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