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Happy To Be Alive

On Monday morning, a man in his 40s was shopping when he suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed inside a storefront on Ye’elim Boulevard in Be’er Sheva. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and Deputy Chapter Head of the Be’er Sheva region … Continue reading

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One Year After Being Injured In An Act of Violence, EMT Saves Car Accident Victim

Eiad Azem is a United Hatzalah volunteer from the city of Tayibe, an Arab city in central Israel, and the deputy head of the team there. He is an incredible person who is always willing to help others. Eiad continues … Continue reading

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Performing CPR Alone For 20 Minutes

At around 4:00 a.m. on Friday morning, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Monir Kawas was awakened by an alert to a medical emergency that was occurring nearby. An 83-year-old man had fallen down the stairs from a height of around one … Continue reading

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Not Dying On Our Watch

On Wednesday morning at around 9:00 a.m., when United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Zahir Benish had just returned home from his morning prayers, a 91-year-old woman suffered a cardiac arrest in Carmiel. The woman was traveling in a taxi with her … Continue reading

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Olim Find Purpose and Community Volunteering With United Hatzalah

As part of our Year Of The Volunteer project, we will be highlighting volunteers from across the country who give of themselves and their time to help others each and every day. It is time to recognize these heroes for … Continue reading

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Atara Twersky Hosts Eli Beer On “Changing The Course” Podcast

Eli Beer President of United Hatzalah Eli Beer president of United Hatzalah was just a six-year-old boy when he witnessed a bombing.  The memory stayed with him for a long time and he promised himself that one day he would … Continue reading

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Health and Safety Tips From United Hatzalah For A Happy and Safe Hanukkah

Use a special location and apparatus to light the candles.  Many times fires occur due to the use of makeshift menorahs. Please use a proper stable menorah and stable table or shelf and avoid proximity to any flammable items, including … Continue reading

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From Febrile Seizures To Vacationing in Eilat, Oxygen Is a Must For Medical First Responders

One Saturday evening, a few months ago, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Patrick Even-Tzor was winding down after a long day in his home in the city of Holon. Just as he was getting into bed, United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command … Continue reading

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Why We Need To Carry Oxygen At All Times

One evening, a few months ago just after 8 p.m., a 47-year-old man from Givat Ko’ach, a small moshav bordering the central plains of Israel, went out for an evening jog. During his run, he suddenly collapsed and fell unconscious … Continue reading

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Giving Back To Society By Saving Lives

Two weeks ago, on Monday around noon in Jerusalem, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yakov (who wishes to leave out his last name) was just finishing transferring an unconscious patient to an ambulance crew, when he received another alert from his … Continue reading

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