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Israel Programs

NREMT Program

THE NREMT PROGRAM was created to provide students who are studying in Israel an opportunity to train as EMTs and gain lifesaving skills with international certification. As a national registry accredited training center, our students receive EMT or EMR medical certification, which is recognized by the United States National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The NREMT program is also affiliated with the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). Thus, students will be fully accredited EMTs or EMRs both in Israel and in the United States. Hundreds of graduates have successfully completed the program, becoming certified EMTs. For more information or to sign up, please e-mail Ari Deutsch at arid@1221.org.il.

Safety Family Course

The Safety Family Course is a course for the general public that includes a one-time meeting of 4 hours. The course is run mainly under the auspices of Rakit Bankizer-Nurofen, which subsidizes the course for the benefit of the community in Israel. The aim of the project is to convey the basics of first aid to the general public so that everyone can know and carry out basic protocols like CPR resuscitation injuries and illnesses at home. Since 2016 every year about 10,000 people are instrumental in this course nationwide. And United Hatzalah is continuing this project well into the coming year. For details and to register for this course, you can contact Noa Zoharat noaz@1221.org.il.

Workplace Safety Program

The Workplace Safety Program , or in Hebrew Mosad Batuach, started in 2016 when United Hatzalah began selling training courses and legally-required equipment to schools, businesses, organizations, and corporations throughout Israel. The Workplace Safety Program offers to train an institution’s staff on the basics of first-aid so that if there were to be an urgent situation on the work site, the staff would know what to do until a medic or EMT arrives. United Hatzalah offers the most inexpensive equipment and training packages in the country simply because this project is not for profit. The amount we charge covers the cost of the equipment as well as United Hatzalah’s time. To learn more about this program, e-mail Dovid at DavidiD@1221.org.il.

Ten Kavod Program

The Ten Kavod Program was designed to provide regular medical checkups to elderly individuals living alone, focusing especially on Holocaust survivors. United Hatzalah volunteers receive specialized training in geriatric care and visit program participants at least once a week to take their vital signs, follow up on their illnesses, and check if they are in need of medication or extra care. The volunteer medics are members of the community serving the elderly members of their community. Our volunteers become family to these elderly people who have no one around and no one to care for them. To learn more, contact Michael at michael@israelrescue.org (Hebrew speakers: Shmuel at ShmuelR@1221.org.il).

Smart Giving

United Hatzalah is signed up for the Iggul Hatova or “Round-Up” credit card program that enables individuals to donate a percent of their spendings automatically through their Israeli credit card. The money goes straight to United Hatzalah through this program. To date, 187,000 people have signed up for this program and the number is rising, along with the amount of organizations signing up to be on the receiving end of the donations. To sign up and give to United Hatzalah when using your Israeli credit card, click here. In addition, when purchasing on Amazon, don’t forget to click on Amazon Smile for United Hatzalah!

Families First

Families First is a program aimed at providing the spouses of EMS volunteers with a social network in which they can find camaraderie, support, and share stories and challenges with fellow spouses of EMS volunteers. In Hebrew: “Linashot Neshama.” Although volunteers have an almost weekly support group in their cities/branches all across Israel, United Hatzalah came to realize that behind (almost) every volunteer there is someone supporting his/her work and taking care of things back at home. Families First holds a grand get-together for the spouses of the volunteers in each of the 50 branches of United Hatzalah at least once a year. We believe that by supporting the families of our volunteers, we are in essence supporting the volunteers themselves.

The Emergency Medicine Medics Project

In 2001, United Hatzalah made waves in Rambam Hospital (Haifa) when they began a program that significantly decreased waiting times in the emergency room. The program assisted ER nurses in effectively treating patients faster without sacrificing the quality of care. In what has become known as the Hospital Liaison Program, volunteer EMTs and paramedics from United Hatzalah volunteer for a minimum of two shifts per month to help streamline basic procedural and medical tasks in hospitals. The program is highly effective and significantly cuts down waiting time in the ER. Today, the program has expanded greatly, currently providing aid to eleven hospitals throughout Israel, and we are in the process of bringing the program to another four.

Our CSR Model

Our Corporate Social Responsibility Model is a project that offers big companies to do medic courses for their employees. A community, institution, school, organization, firm, corporation, enterprise, factory, business, or even neighborhood can: In addition, any community of people, institution, school, organization, firm, corporation, enterprise, factory, business, or even a neighborhood can create its own “Team Medic Training Program” on-site. For example, Amdocs, an Israeli corporation, Alco Migdal an Insurance and Finance Company, Intel Intel Cooperation and many more institutions in Israel have created their own on-site medic teams. For more information please email Linor: Linora@1221.org.il.

NCSY Hatzalah Program

Have the experience of a lifetime on the NCSY’s EMT training summer program, Hatzalah Rescue. Hatzalah Rescue is a co-ed travel program for teens looking to learn CPR, hemorrhage control, and how to be a first responder. On Hatzalah Rescue teens will be certified as EMR’s, volunteer on an ambulance, assist in the United Hatzalah logistics center, all while learning the intricacies of united Hatzalah and their daily operations… combined with camp and activities and fun in Israel!

Women's Initiative

United Hatzalah has a network of over 6,200 volunteer medics, of which close to 1,000 are women, and our goal is to increase this number significantly over the next 4 years.
The Women's Initiative, which was established to support the expansion of the women's unit in United Hatzalah, raises funds to support the training and equipment of female medics in Israel. It’s aim is to bring together women of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds who will work together to serve the health needs of the entire nation. It is composed of highly engaged women who are dedicated to supporting the life-saving work of our sisters in Israel.

Psychotrauma

The Psychotrauma & Crisis Response Unit’s mission is to enhance the lifesaving efforts of United Hatzalah, the largest, fastest, non-profit, fully volunteered, free emergency medical services organization in Israel. The Psychotrauma & Crisis Response Unit addresses the emotional needs of family members, witnesses and bystanders during and after traumatic situations.
The unit, composed of 500 volunteers, is determined to provide emotional support and stabilization for any civilian who needs it across the country as well as for United Hatzalah medics after being exposed to traumatic calls. The unit trains mental health professionals who volunteer alongside United Hatzalah medics in the field during urgent calls.

Year of Volunteer

United Hatzalah volunteers are everyday heroes who stop what they’re doing to respond to urgent calls and save lives. These 6,200 volunteer medics have been on the frontline as first responders over the past 18 months, through COVID, the tragedy in Meron, rockets fired from Gaza, and the Surfside tragedy in Miami.
This year, we are honoring these heroes with our “Year of the Volunteer” – to celebrate their service and their sacrifice, highlight individual stories about why they choose to volunteer, and support them continuing to go out and save lives.
This year, we are honoring these heroes with our “Year of the Volunteer” – to celebrate their service and their sacrifice, highlight individual stories about why they choose to volunteer, and support them continuing to go out and save lives.
Join us as we celebrate these volunteers, hear their stories, and support them to save more lives.

Day of Lifesaving

Sponsor a Day of Lifesaving! Choose a birthday, anniversary, or any special day and dedicate it to saving lives!
United Hatzalah volunteers respond to over 1,800 calls throughout Israel every day! Choose any day and sponsor a day of lifesaving in honor of any occasion and you will receive a detailed call log report of all calls that happen on your ‘Day of Lifesaving’ with pictures and stories.
Make an anniversary, yarhtzeit or any other lifecycle event meaningful by sponsoring a Day of Lifesaving - granting the gift of life to the people of Israel.
You can sponsor every call on your Day of Lifesaving for $18,000. Our 6,200 heroic volunteers create a cross-country lifesaving web, arriving first on scene at every call, reaching anyone, anywhere, within just 3 minutes. You'll find our medics on scene reviving a heart in Holon, treating a car accident victim in Be'er Sheva, stabilizing a drowning child in Eilat and delivering a baby in Haifa.

Giving Societies

The United Hatzalah Giving Societies is a new initiative for donors who are willing to make an annual commitment to the organization. This will allow us to save lives and achieve long-term impact in urgent medical response, to respond in less than 90 seconds. The Giving Society model allows people who are passionate about lifesaving work and who have shared values, to create lifelong bonds through specially created events and experiences at each giving level. We expect that these societies will strengthen the consistency of support that United Hatzalah needs to do its life-saving work, while building the bonds of partnership and friendship within the United Hatzalah family. Join our societies. For more information, email UHSocieties@israelrescue.org or KimF@israelrescue.org.

Our life-saving efforts are bringing people from different towns closer together and strengthening all of our communities.
Maor Nachum