Author Archives: Raphael Poch

Reuniting with a burn victim two years later

On Sunday afternoon, the town Adam, otherwise known as Geva Binyamin, held a community day for all residents in the town and surrounding area. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Meir Mescriz arrived at the community fair in an ambulance with his … Continue reading

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Giving A Bit More Time

On Wednesday night, at 9:45 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Eric Barel was in his home in Carmiel when he was alerted to a nearby emergency. A few houses down from Eric’s house, a 60-year-old man lost consciousness in his … Continue reading

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Tel Aviv district court denies MDA the majority of its lawsuit and says MDA’s criticism of United Hatzalah “is not true”

In a ruling that was handed down regarding the lawsuit filed by Magen David Adom (MDA) against United Hatzalah for defamation, the court, under Judge Naftali Shiloh, decided not to award MDA 90% of the remedy it sought. The original … Continue reading

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Dispatchers Called Upon To Leave Shift In Order To Save A Life

On Monday morning just before 1:00 a.m., United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center’s shift was coming to an end, when the dispatchers received an emergency phone call from a patient complaining of difficulty breathing. The patient was located just outside … Continue reading

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EMTs Help A 90-Year-Old Woman Leave Her Home For The First Time in Five Years

Miriam is a 90-year-old woman who lives in Rishon LeZion and has not left her home for the past five years. Recently, Miriam’s granddaughter Meital turned to the mayor of Rishon LeZion, Raz Kinstlich, and to the Director of the … Continue reading

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Israel’s Ministry of Communications Rejects the Demand Of MDA To Cancel United Hatzalah’s Number 1221

Members of the committee that oversees the allocation and management of shortened phone numbers in the Ministry of Communications officially recommended to the Minister of Communications, Yoaz Hendel, not to cancel the number 1221 that has been allocated to United … Continue reading

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Collaborative Effort Of First Responders Saves A Jerusalem Man’s Life

On Sunday morning just after 9:00 a.m., a man in his 70s collapsed while taking a shower in the neighborhood of Gilo, in Jerusalem, An ambulance from Yad Sarah that was called to the scene requested backup and United Hatzalah’s … Continue reading

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After a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Quick Intervention By EMTs Saves Rehovot Man’s Life

Volunteer EMT Micah Shalom hails from the bustling city of Rehovot, just south of Tel Aviv. At approximately 12:30 A.M. on Friday morning, Micah returned home exhausted from a late-night business meeting. The EMT was just about to hop in … Continue reading

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EMT Gets Help From Some Neighbors To Locate A Suffering Woman and Save Her Life

On Monday afternoon on Yefe Nof Street in Tiberias (Tevaria), a woman in her 50s began to feel unwell and called her son to tell him that he should call for help. The son, who did not live at home … Continue reading

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From Providing Care At A Corona Hotel To Saving A Life in A Cemetery In A matter Of Minutes

On Monday afternoon, just after 11 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Tova Shtiglitz was finishing up a shift at the local Corona hotel in Ofakim when she was suddenly alerted to a nearby medical emergency. United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command … Continue reading

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