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Bringing the Light of Life On A Cross-Country Ride

To spread the light of Chanukah and the word of the life-saving activities done by United Hatzalah and their volunteers, a group of 11 extreme bicycle riders will be crossing Israel on a 24-hour marathon bicycle ride from Metula to … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Receives European Award for Excellence in Innovative Technology Thanks To Some Help From A Florida Supporter

 Last Thursday, United Hatzalah Founder and President Eli Beer was presented with the CER prize for innovative technology that is helping to repair the world. The CER prize is given annually to three selected individuals or organizations whose technological innovations … Continue reading

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Bnei Brak’s EMS Ambucycle Volunteers Kick Off Safe Driving Campaign

United Hatzalah’s Ambucycle unit in the city of Bnei Brak has recently been upgraded and now possesses a total of 31 ambucycles. These ambucycles are driven by dedicated EMS volunteers who give up their time in order to save others … Continue reading

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Bicycle Responder of Ramat HaSharon Who Saved 2,500 People Recognized by Community

Ramat Hasharon Hesder Yeshiva Student, Meir Farkash (25), is known to be the pinnacle lifesaver of his city. Over the past four years in which Farkash has been a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, Farkash has responded to more than 2,500 … Continue reading

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EMT in Training Saves A Life While Playing Tennis

Friday morning a week ago at the Jerusalem Tennis Center, Joel Atkin, a student of United Hatzalah’s NREMT training program helped resuscitate an older man who had collapsed a few courts down from where Atkin was playing his daily tennis … Continue reading

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“Dear Rabbi, Please Excuse My Son for Being Late to School Today, His Father Was Performing CPR on a Stranger.”

United Hatzalah volunteers work across the country and treat close to 900 people per day. Yesterday morning a story occurred that gave us a glimpse into the less talked about side of how their volunteering can affect their lives and … Continue reading

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Jaffa Explosion – Perspective From a First Responder

One of the most difficult things to do as a first responder is to prepare yourself mentally for the situation that you are about to walk into. There are so many variables and so many unknowns that take place in … Continue reading

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Innovation Overcomes Looming Tech. Crisis in Israel

In March 2018, an existential crisis will be hitting Israel’s emergency services organizations. That is the date when service will be suspended indefinitely for all IDEN 2G network phones which includes the current Motorola push to talk (PTT) devices used … Continue reading

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Dramatic Rescue: Eli Beer Saved a Man’s Life Mid-Flight This Morning

“This morning I had the privilege to save a life in mid-air.” so said the President and Founder of United Hatzalah Eli Beer, who treated a man on an El Al flight from Newark to Tel Aviv for severe hypoglycemia. … Continue reading

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Newly Trained EMT Saves Her Own Life Due To EMT Training

On Sunday, Sarah, a recently graduated volunteer EMT with the women’s unit in United Hatzalah wasn’t feeling quite right. She did a quick mental assessment of her symptoms and compared what she felt to what she learned in her EMT … Continue reading

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