Category Archives: Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit

“The Angel of Death” Paramedic Reflects on Meron One Year Later

By Avi Marcus I felt like the angel of death last year in Meron. I was supposed to leave the mountain and the festival at 12:00 a.m. as that is when my shift ended. I am the Deputy Head of … Continue reading

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I’m an Israeli first responder. The Meron disaster taught me the importance of mental health

By Dov Maisel It’s been a year since one of the most harrowing civilian tragedies ever experienced in Israel — the stampede and subsequent “crush” on Mount Meron that killed 45 people celebrating Lag B’Omer.  I was standing near the … Continue reading

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Helping Ukrainian Refugees Through The Present Into An Uncertain Future

When you arrive on the border of a war zone, you expect to be doing a certain kind of work. Dealign with refugees, helping people who have lost everything cope at the border as they say goodbye to their homeland … Continue reading

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Meet Women Volunteers in Moldova on International Women’s Day

March 8th marks Women’s Day, a celebration of strong women throughout the world. This post is dedicated to United Hatzalah volunteers serving Operation Orange Wings and stationed in Moldova. Your friends in Israel are inspired by the dedication, passion, and … Continue reading

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Something Huge, something Historical

By: Daniel Katzenstein   A delegation of 55 medical professionals from United Hatzalah of Israel is currently here in Chisinau, Moldova. We are undertaking a humanitarian mission to assist Ukrainian refugees who are fleeing their country in order to stay … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah’s Humanitarian Mission To the Ukraine Border Departs from Israel and Florida

The first group (jump team) of United Hatzalah’s humanitarian aid mission to Ukraine is departing Israel tonight (Saturday) and will establish itself on the Ukrainian border with Moldova in order to provide medical and psychological treatment as well as humanitarian … Continue reading

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Mass Casualty Incident Training Drill

United Hatzalah took a lead role in a strategic mass casualty drill that took place last week. As an emergency medical response organization, our volunteers must prepare for the worst while we hope for the best. Several times a year, … Continue reading

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Acts of Kindness Day

Today, February 17th, we celebrate Acts of Kindness Day.  In this honor, we wanted to highlight some of the incredible acts of kindness performed by United Hatzalah. The entire organization is built on kindness, so what we are talking about … Continue reading

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Two Yechiels On Bicycles Save The Life Of a Man In A Cafe Next To Machane Yehuda Market

On Sunday evening, at around 6:00 p.m., in a cafe on Chaim Valero street in Jerusalem, a 67-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest.  Yechiel Gurfein, a United Hatzalah of Israel volunteer EMT and photographer from Jerusalem, immediately received the notification … Continue reading

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Providing Emotional Care In a Stressful Situation

On Wednesday night at around 10:30 p.m., after an 88-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest in his bedroom on Ramban Street in Haifa, a group of United Hatzalah volunteers rushed over to his house to save him.    Three of … Continue reading

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