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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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How EMS Teams Dealt with the Haifa Carmelit Fire on Shabbat

On Saturday afternoon, United Hatzalah dispatch center sent out an urgent call to the Haifa area EMTs who were established as the Shabbat duty officers regarding the fire in the Carmelit subway system. The first responder who arrived on scene … Continue reading

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A Child Choking Victim Celebrates A New Lease on Life With His Parents and the EMT That Saved Him

One year ago, a frantic mother called the United Hatzalah emergency hotline number 1221 and told the dispatchers that her infant was choking. The dispatcher who received the call immediately sent volunteer EMTs and paramedics to the scene. He then … Continue reading

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Tel Aviv Inaugurates New Chapter House for EMS Organization

The Tel Aviv Chapter of United Hatzalah has opened a new base of operations and training center for volunteers in the area. During a special ceremony that occurred this past Tuesday, in which all chapter volunteers were invited to participate, … Continue reading

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Sons Follow in Their Father’s Footsteps and Become Volunteer EMTs

One of the most inspiring moments for any parent is when your child mimics your actions and chooses a life path similar to your own. Two excited fathers, who volunteer as EMTs in the northern city of Tevaria were given … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Celebrating 10 Years of Lifesaving Thanks to Innovative Technology

United Hatzalah, Israel’s largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organization provides fast, free emergency medical first-response throughout the country. The organization has approximately 3,000 volunteers from throughout the spectrum of Israeli society, who all share a single … Continue reading

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