Category Archives: Press

Performing CPR During A Missile Attack

On Tuesday night, as Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip rained down on Israel, United Hatzalah volunteers continued responding to medical emergencies wherever and whenever they occurred. In the city of Givat Shmuel, located a few kilometers northeast of Tel … Continue reading

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Emergency Campaign For Israel – $1 Million Matching Grant By Rabbi Erica and Mark Gerson

Mark and Erica Gerson will be matching all donations up to $1 million between now and Friday to respond to the emergency situation in Israel. There is an immediate need for more bullet-proof vests, helmets, and medical equipment to protect … Continue reading

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Giving a Neighbor Another Chance At Life

 On Monday morning just after 7:00 a.m., a man in his 70’s was at home on Zalman Shneur Street in Netanya when he began to feel unwell. He told his family that he was having severe chest pain and then … Continue reading

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Saving A Life With Speed and Sensitivity on Sunday Morning

Early on Sunday morning, just before 1:00 a.m. Pnina Hadas had just finished preparing a project for her university class when she received an urgent alert from United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center. A 47-year-old man had collapsed in his … Continue reading

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Director-Generals of 10 Government Ministries Discuss Cooperation With United Hatzalah and Dedicate 10 New Emergency Ambucycles During Visit To Headquarters

During a special visit to United Hatzalah’s headquarters in Jerusalem that took place on Monday, 10 Director-Generals of government offices toured the headquarters, met with both Jewish and Muslim volunteer first responders, and dedicated ten new ambucycles to EMTs and … Continue reading

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Prayers And Medical Intervention Save A Life In Petach Tikvah

On Monday evening, just after 5:00 p.m., a man in his 60s was taking a walk on Jerusalem Street in Petach Tikvah in order to get some exercise. The man began to feel weak and stopped his walk to catch … Continue reading

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EMT Saves Child Who Choked On A Candy

On Thursday night just before 8:00 p.m., a 12-year-old girl was playing with her year and a half old brother when he swallowed a large piece of candy. The candy became logged in the infant’s throat causing him to stop … Continue reading

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3:00 a.m. CPR Gives Dimona Octogenarian A New Chance At Life

On Thursday morning just before 3:00 a.m., a man in his mid-80s had woken up in his home on Hashalva Street in Dimona and told his wife that he was feeling ill. According to the wife’s retelling of the story, … Continue reading

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Saving a Life In A Cemetery

On Monday evening, just before 6:00 p.m., a 43-year-old man had gone to The New Cemetery in Be’er Sheva to visit his mother’s grave when he suddenly suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Ariel Pahima works … Continue reading

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3:00 a.m. CPR Gives Dimona Octogenarian A New Chance At Life

On Thursday morning just before 3:00 a.m., a man in his mid-80s had woken up in his home on Hashalva Street in Dimona,  and told his wife that he was feeling ill. According to the wife’s retelling of the story, … Continue reading

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