Category Archives: Women Volunteers

From Providing Care At A Corona Hotel To Saving A Life in A Cemetery In A matter Of Minutes

On Monday afternoon, just after 11 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Tova Shtiglitz was finishing up a shift at the local Corona hotel in Ofakim when she was suddenly alerted to a nearby medical emergency. United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command … Continue reading

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“Never Could I Predict Something Like This”

By- Hadas Rucham  On Thursday afternoon, June 24th, Israel received the tragic news coming from Surfside, Florida regarding the collapse of the Champlain tower. Details of the collapsed building on Collins Ave quickly spread. The twelve-story condo complex had collapsed … Continue reading

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Beit Shemesh Mayor Thanks United Hatzalah Following Successful Mass Casualty Incident Drill

On Wednesday night, United Hatzalah of Israel held a mass-casualty-incident drill that simulated a bridge collapsing on Highway 38. The drill took place at the National Police Academy in the industrial section of Beit Shemesh. Participating in the drill together … Continue reading

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Saving A Life With Kindness – A Look At A Ten Kavod Emergency

 Just before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, an elderly man who lives at home and has no family to care for him was brought a package of food by Orli Kadosh, the founder of a local community initiative “Adopt a … Continue reading

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Student Leaves Zoom Class To Save Modiin Woman Suffering From Anaphylactic Reaction in the Nick of Time

On Monday evening, at 6:30 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Noemi Dray was in an online Zoom class in her home in Modiin. The 25-year-old student’s focus was suddenly interrupted by the ringing sound of her communications device, which read … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Holds Combined Mass Casualty Incident Training Just Days After The Mass Casualty Incident in Meron

On Tuesday night, just five days after the Meron tragedy, United Hatzalah held a mass-casualty-incident (MCI) training drill in the northern city of Kiryat Shmona. The drill simulated a motor vehicle accident involving two minibusses that left 30 people of … Continue reading

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I Became An EMT To Help My Daughter, Last Night I Saved Someone Else’s

My name is Chagit Biton, I live in Kiryat Malachi and I make wigs for a living. Thank G-d I have 8 children. Five years ago, my daughter Shaina was born with a severe case of epilepsy. Aside from when … Continue reading

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Vacationing Charedi Woman Joins Local Secular Man In Car Accident Rescue

On Wednesday morning, just before 11 a.m., Rebecca Yom Tov, a Jerusalemite who volunteers as an EMT in United Hatzalah’s specialized women’s unit, was sitting down with her husband for breakfast in a small town in the Gilboa region. The … Continue reading

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The Beauty Of Humanity Brought Out By a Therapy Dog

Batya Jaffe is one of the six Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU) members from United Hatzalah currently active in Surfside, Florida. Batya is an Animal Assisted Therapist and together with her dog Lucy, a specially trained King Charles Cavalier, … Continue reading

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Easing The Ongoing Trauma Of Not Knowing – Together

As rescue efforts in the community of Surfside, Florida continue, United Hatzalah of Israel was dispatched on Saturday night together with the IDF’s Home Front Command in order to assist the forces and people on the ground cope with the … Continue reading

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