Author Archives: Raphael Poch

Man Resuscitated by EMS Volunteer Donates Two Defibrillators to the Organization That Saved His Life

Approximately six months ago, Aviram Zeiler, a United Hatzalah volunteer, saved the life of Aharon Atlas who had collapsed while watching a sporting event in Tel Aviv. The incident occurred at the Hadar Sports Center where Atlas has a sudden … Continue reading

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First EMS Course Given in Sign Language in Israel

After becoming the first deaf EMT in Israel, Nechama Loebel has once again broken barriers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Israel by instructing the first EMS course in sign language. Loebel, who recently graduated from both … Continue reading

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Burning Lawnmower Injures Petach Tikvah Municipal Worker

On Tuesday, a 30-year-old municipality worker was cutting the grass in a road median in Petach Tikva, when his ride-on lawn mower suddenly burst into flames. The panicked worker jumped out of the vehicle, landing square in the roadway. The … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Volunteers Leave Appreciation Event To Respond To A Murder

On Thursday, members of United Hatzalah volunteer EMS services were in the middle of an appreciation event hosted by the Deputy Mayor of Rehovot when they were called to respond to a shooting. The incident took place in the fields … Continue reading

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EMS Vehicle Donated to Israel in Honor of Donald Trump’s Recent Visit

Isy Danon, a South African donor of United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer EMS organization, was so inspired by Donald Trump’s recent visit to Israel that he donated an ambucycle to honor the U.S. President. Isy Danon is a proud donor … Continue reading

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From Teaneck With Love – New Jersey Couple Inspires Others to Help Save lives in Israel

On Wednesday evening, Teaneck residents Cynthia and Abe Steinberger hosted a parlor meeting at their home in an effort to encourage their friends and neighbors to take up the cause that has inspired them for the past eight months, saving … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Opens Special Re-Training Program for Recently Released Military Medics to Join Civilian EMS

United Hatzalah has recently begun a countrywide campaign in which the organization is making the registration and retraining procedure for military and combat medics to enter the civilian arena as EMTs much simpler,” said Moti Elmaliach, United Hatzalah Spokesperson. “Military … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah EMS Couple and Pair of Twins Receive Citation of Excellence From Mayor of Jerusalem

On Wednesday, the citation for excellence was presented to volunteers of each branch of emergency services in Jerusalem. In the field of EMS, the award was presented to Miriam and Dr. Adam Ballin for their dedication and devotion as United … Continue reading

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Israeli EMS Response in Mass Casualty Drill Wows ISDEF Expo Attendees

During the recent ISDEF Premier International Defense and Homeland Security (HLS) Exhibition this week, United Hatzalah held a mass casualty incident (MCI) training drill in an effort to display Israel’s prowess at providing an immediate first response to large-scale emergencies … Continue reading

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Turning Terror into Acts of Loving-kindness

Family of Terror Victim Sued Iran Dedicates Ambulance in Honor of Fallen Loved One 14 years ago, on June 11th, 2003, Alan Beer and 16 other people were murdered by a terrorist who blew himself up on the 14a bus … Continue reading

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