Category Archives: Press

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 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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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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You May Not Be Where You Want To Be, But You are Where You Should Be

“On Sunday, I traveled to Jerusalem early in the morning to participate in the Shiva Minyan for my grandfather who passed away on Shabbat. He was 92 years-old and was an incredible inspiration to me and my entire family. The … Continue reading

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Learning CPR is So Important Even the Knesset Is Getting Into It

It is one of the most important things that a person can learn and hope that they never use it. CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and other basic life-saving procedures can and do save lives when people need them the most. From … Continue reading

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IRC and UH Locate All Missing People in Jewish Communities in the Florida Keys

After four days of intensive work in the hard-hit Florida Keys, the commanding officer of the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) and United Hatzalah rescue teams announced that the team had helped to locate all missing people from the Jewish communities … Continue reading

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Israeli Team Assisting Florida Keys Residents Save Dozens on Tuesday, To Continue Rescue Operations in the Area For the Duration of Mission

On Tuesday, the Israel Rescue Coalition and United Hatzalah first response teams divided up into two groups with one headed to Key West, and the other headed to Naples. In Naples, the team walked into pandemonium. Houses were completely destroyed … Continue reading

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Spending Shabbat Helping Evacuees in Beaumont Texas

IRC and United Hatzalah Houston Round Up September 1st and 2nd On Friday, United Hatzalah and Israel Rescue Coalition’s (IRC) Houston relief team headed to Beaumont at the request of the Mayor of Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner. After distributing aid … Continue reading

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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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United Hatzalah Finishes Preparations for 2017 Meron Operation Ahead of Lag Ba’Omer Holiday

Hundreds of EMTs, dozens of paramedics and doctors, as well as numerous emergency transport vehicles are ready and waiting to be spread across the town of Meron and accompanying hillside ahead of this weekend’s festivities celebrating the 33rd day of … Continue reading

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