Author Archives: Raphael Poch

City Transformer and United Hatzalah Strike Partnership To Bring Faster, More Mobile, EMS Care To Israel’s Cities

A new partnership deal was struck between United Hatzalah and City Transformer, a company that makes all-electric compact vehicles for city centers. The agreement will see the EMS organization become the first corporate customer of the innovative urban vehicle. According … Continue reading

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Leaving In The Middle Of A Conversation With G-d – To Save a Life

Holon- Moshe Samira was praying at his local synagogue in Holon recently when he felt the vibration of the emergency application on his United Hatzalah communication device. Quickly lifting the device to his ear, he heard the muted call from the … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah’s Women’s Unit Holds Mass Casualty (MCI) Incident Training Drill

On Tuesday evening in the valley of Emek Ha’Arazim between Mevaseret and Jerusalem, United Hatzalah of Israel held a mass casualty incident (MCI) training exercise for its women’s unit. The simulated drill scenario, which was planned in July, was surprisingly … Continue reading

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The Importance of Having Properly Trained Mental Health Personnel Respond To Emergencies

One of the programs offered by United Hatzalah to the public free of charge is the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU). The unit is tasked with responding to any medical emergency wherein a person involved, or even a bystander … Continue reading

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Saving A Life Outside Of A Medical Clinic – EMTs in Dimona rush to save a heart attack victim after he collapsed outside of a doctor’s office

On Tuesday morning, just after 11:00 a.m., a man went to the doctor on Leon Birenbo’im Street in Dimona complaining of chest pains. After checking the man’s vital signs the doctor urged the man to go to the hospital for … Continue reading

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Father and son EMT team save a life on Simchat Torah

On Simchat Torah morning at around 7:00 a.m., a 35-year-old man in the city of Petah Tikva fell unconscious as he was standing on his porch. His wife heard the fall and called emergency services straight away. Dispatchers gave instructions … Continue reading

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From the Hospital To The Chuppah, An Extraordinary Act of Kindness

On Sunday night, two United Hatzalah volunteers escorted a hospitalized grandmother from Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv to her granddaughter’s wedding in Caesarea. The grandmother had been hospitalized due to a chronic condition and was told that she would be … Continue reading

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Highlighting Some Of Our Heroic Teacher EMTs

As part of our Year Of The Volunteer project, we will be highlighting volunteers from across the country who give of themselves and their time to help others each and every day. It is time to recognize these heroes for the … Continue reading

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Saving Lives While On Vacation Abroad

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Chani Vaknin, is a resident of Rechovot and runs a makolet in the city. This morning, while Chani was on vacation in Vienna, Austria, she came across a woman who was injured in an accident while … Continue reading

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Miracle in Modi’in: Young Boy Riding A Scooter Hit By Car And Trapped Underneath, Sustains Only Minor Injuries

A little after 7:30 a.m., on Monday morning, a 10-year-old boy was run over from behind by a passing car as he was riding to school on his scooter on Nakhal Tsalmon Street in Modiin. The driver of the car, … Continue reading

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