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Dramatic CPR on Train Saves A Life

United Hatzalah paramedic Liad Ohana was traveling by train from his home in Ofakim to Tel Aviv on Monday morning when he heard screams coming from the seat behind him. A man had collapsed and was unconscious. Liad immediately rushed … Continue reading

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Shitsel Teams Up With United Hatzalah of Israel in Detroit To Save Lives

On Monday, September 23rd,  United Hatzalah of Israel brought the cast of Shtisel to the Greater Detroit community at a special event aimed at raising awareness about the organization  ​and how our innovative rapid response to those in need saves more … Continue reading

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Daughter’s Rescue Leads A Father To Become An EMT

Two years ago, Hila Zohar, aged 17 at the time, fell off of the roof of her home in Or Yehuda after she suffered a seizure. The fall, more than 8 meters, caused a serious head injury, massive bleeding and … Continue reading

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A Jerusalem First Responder Gets A Taste of Sderot During A Rocket Attack

 My name is Eli Pollack and in addition to being the CEO of United Hatzalah, I am also a volunteer first responder and EMT. On Sunday night, I was visiting the southern town of Netivot to spend time with the … Continue reading

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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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