Category Archives: UH Volunteer Features

EMT Saves Her Own Husband’s Life

Geulah Pollak has been a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT for the past 4 years. She has previous experience as a first responder but took hiatus for about 10 years prior to joining United Hatzalah due to a mild injury. “I … Continue reading

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Saving A Life In a 12 Minute Traffic Jam

Yossi Rotenberg works as the deputy director of a branch of Shufersal in the center of the country. This past Friday afternoon, Yossi had just left work and was on his way to drop off some supplies for his daughter … Continue reading

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This Rescue Was Not By Chance – Due to a series of unforeseen delays, First Responder en route to conduct Coronavirus testing happens to be at the right place at the right time to save a life.

This wasn’t a typical medical emergency alert that I usually get. As a matter of fact, there was no alert. Call it what you will, divine intervention, comedy of errors, sheer luck, karma. But whatever you want to call it, … Continue reading

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Making The Rendezvous – Two EMTs Use A Rescue ATV To Save The Life Of A Patient Stranded on a Muddy Beach

On a Shabbat afternoon two weeks ago, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Noam Lifshin, was sitting in his home in the town of Shavei Zion in the Galilee, enjoying time with his family, when he received an alert from his communications … Continue reading

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The Third Time Is Charming – Pair of EMTs respond to three births in the span of 6 hours

Early Monday morning, the very dedicated father, grandfather, and United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Daniel Katzenstein received a phone call from his daughter wishing him mazal tov and telling him that he just became a grandfather once again. In spite of … Continue reading

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“Everyone Deserves To Be Respected”

One month ago, a 13-year-old boy took advantage of his parents going away on a vacation and decided to throw a party in his home in Geva Binyamin. He invited a couple of friends over on Friday night and they … Continue reading

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Anaphylactic Reaction Nearly Brings Tragedy To Quiet Shabbat Meal

Two months ago, a family was sitting in their home in Haifa on Friday night for their Shabbat meal. Everything was carrying on as normal until the mother noticed that her 4-year-old son was having trouble breathing. She asked her … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Head of Strategy Saves Local Grocery Store Owner

When Moti Elmaliach is not working as the head of strategy and PR at United Hatzalah, he is out saving lives as one of the organization’s 6,000 volunteer EMTs. Moti lives with his family in Tel Aviv and often responds … Continue reading

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