Category Archives: Press

Amid Earthquakes, A Pillar of Kindness in Tevaria Saves A Life

Yair Nachum is a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT in Teveria and runs a free lending society (gemach) that provides tables and chairs to people who are having family celebrations. In addition, he is involved in providing food for the needy … Continue reading

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Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel Inaugurates The Launch Of Newly Developed Communications Devices For United Hatzalah

Israel’s Minister of Communications Yoaz Hendel, inaugurated on Monday morning, a new line of specially developed advanced communication devices that will now be used by the United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center as well as its network of more than … Continue reading

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EMT comes to the rescue of patient in ambulance transport

On Friday afternoon at around 12:00 p.m., at the Ar’ara BaNegev Junction, an ambulance driver from a private ambulance company called Israel’s emergency services for help. The man he was transporting, a 60-year-old man who was on dialysis, lost consciousness … Continue reading

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Shalom Avitan’s Amazing Week of Lifesaving

On Monday night at around 11:00 p.m., a man suffering from intense chest pains in his home on Monbaz Street in Jerusalem called the United Hatzalah dispatch center for help. Luckily enough for him, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shalom Avitan … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMT Donates Ambulance Then Performs Successful CPR During Vehicle’s First Shift

On Sunday afternoon at around 12:30 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs, Kenneth Staub and Yossi Horovitz were driving the newly donated ambulance #63 on its first shift in the city of Beitar Illit. Suddenly, they were notified of an emergency … Continue reading

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Help Was Just 30 Second Away

Just after 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening a man in his 40s was chatting with a friend in his home on Shalom Tzalach Street in Petach Tikvah when he experienced sharp chest pains and collapsed. The worried friend called emergency … Continue reading

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Treating a victim of a fallen tree branch

On Sunday morning, at around 10:00 a.m., an Arab construction worker was hit in the head by a falling tree branch while working at a construction site on Ben Ish Chai Street in Beit Shemesh. The branch fell from a … Continue reading

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Thankful For Those Who Care – Ten Kavod In Beit Shemesh

Shoshana Lichtman lives in the Givat Sharet neighborhood of Beit Shemesh and is a nurse by profession as well as a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT. She is married with eight children and a bunch of grandchildren.  She works for Melabev … Continue reading

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Youngest Life-saver in Israel

A certificate of appreciation from United Hatzalah was awarded to a Bar Mitzvah boy (13-years-old) who saved the life of his four-year-old sister this past week. Rafael Rahamim, the son of United Hatzalah volunteer Yonatan Bellalou, brings his sister back … Continue reading

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Early Shabbat Morning Rescue Thanks To Quick Thinking EMT and Aspirin

On Friday night at around 1:45 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Kalanit Taub was awakened from her sleep by her communication device alerting her to a medical emergency occurring nearby. A woman was experiencing extreme chest pains at her home … Continue reading

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