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Standing Guard At Jerusalem’s Crossings – A Ramadan Initiative To Safeguard Palestinians Wishing To Enter Jerusalem

A new project has been taking place over the past few weeks in Jerusalem. During the hot days of Ramadan, United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs have been asked to join Israel’s border police and the military police in safeguarding the passage … Continue reading

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Saving Lives in Unexpected Ways

Yechiel Gurfein continues his amazing work as a United Hatzalah volunteer, saving lives with his emergency electric bicycle. Sometimes, Yechiel saves lives in unexpected ways. Recently, Yechiel was staying at a friend’s home in the central Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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Man Successfully Revived at Western Wall During IDF Swearing in Ceremony

On Thursday evening during the swearing-in ceremony of the Kfir Brigade at the Kotel, a man spontaneously collapsed to the floor.   Tair Aviani Carmi whose son was participating in the swearing-in ceremony, was in the crowd and standing just … Continue reading

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Local Bicycle Shop Owner Donates Parts to Repair Vandalized First Response Vehicle

Kiryat Malachi resident and bicycle store owner Rafi Ovadia donated parts that were vandalized from a first response emergency electric bicycle that belonged to EMT Shmuel Galinsky. Galinsky’s electric bicycle, which he uses to respond to medical emergencies in his … Continue reading

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Top Jewish Music Artists Proud To Support Life-Saving EMS Organization

“United Hatzalah needs no introduction.” So said Yaakov Shwekey in front of a sold-out audience at the Israel Convention Center in Jerusalem on Thursday night during the benefit concert for United Hatzalah. More than 3,000 people were in attendance at … Continue reading

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Inscribe Yourself in the Book of Life and Lifesaving

United Hatzalah of Israel is inviting people from all over the world to take part in it mission to save live in Israel, this year, on Yom Kippur. With thousands of calls received across the country each year on the … Continue reading

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EMS and Checkpoint Security Teams Hold Terror Attack Drill in Tarkumiah

United Hatzalah first response volunteers participated in a training drill with the Crossing Points Authority (CPA) security team and the Fire Department that simulated a series of terror attacks against the Tarkumiah checkpoint on Wednesday. The drill simulated a shooting … Continue reading

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A First Responder In Sderot Speaks Out Following Last Night’s Rocket Barrage

Last night United Hatzalah volunteers, like many of the residents of Sderot and the other towns in the Gaza periphery, were up all night due to being under fire from rocket being shot by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The … Continue reading

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Utilizing Teamwork To Ensure Personal Safety

Avi Amar is United Hatzalah volunteer EMT who lives in Ashdod. He has been working in emergency services his entire adult life, from the time he finished his mandatory military service, he has worked with the Police making sure that … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Expands Psychotrauma and Crisis Response K-9 Unit

A new volunteer has joined the ranks of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit, only this one has four legs. Toffy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a breed known around the world for excelling as therapy dogs, has gone … Continue reading

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