When every second counts, United Hatzalah is there.
Code Blue. Cardiac arrest. 60-year-old male on the 4th floor. United Hatzalah volunteers arrive within 90 seconds, stabilize the patient, and transport him to the hospital. They’re ready for the next urgent call.
Code Orange. Disaster. Multiple Casualties. The call goes out to all EMS responders, police and IDF personnel. United Hatzalah volunteers are the first responders to arrive on the scene.
United Hatzalah’s iconic ambucycles, ambulances, state-of-the-art communication system, and pioneering GPS technology enable our volunteers to arrive within minutes of emergencies – every time. How do we do it?



Thanks to the generosity of the Irving and Cherna Moskowitz Foundation, United Hatzalah was able to launch the Moskowitz LifeCompass 2.0 System in 2007, one of the core pieces of United Hatzalah’s life-saving technology, which allows the organization to dispatch the closest volunteer medics to each emergency.
The LifeCompass 2.0 system draws a virtual perimeter around an incident that has been entered into the system. It then alerts the medics in a predetermined radius to the incident. Each volunteer knows that when the LifeCompass 2.0 alerts him, it is because he is in the immediate vicinity of an emergency incident. Complete GPS guidance to the scene and complete recording capabilities ensure that every incident is responded to and recorded.
Over 2.5 million emergency calls have been responded to by United Hatzalah volunteers through this technology and millions more will continue to be served and saved. The Moskowitz LifeCompass 2.0 System allows United Hatzalah of Israel’s dispatch center to constantly monitor the location of every United Hatzalah volunteer in the country and to send them out based on four criteria:

Who is closest, geographically,
to the scene?
Who has the highest level of training, based on the emergency at hand?
Who has the best equipment for this particular emergency?
How is the volunteer traveling: by foot, car, ambulance, etc?


The mobile technology that powers our Motorola PTT devices has been phased out. Every one of United Hatzalah’s 6,000 volunteers is now being outfitted with a pioneering new mobile device – Bluebird Communication Device – that will accelerate response time, improve data streaming, and allow the resources needed to reach the scene of the emergency on time, every time.

Bluebird Communication Device:

  • Ensures the fastest communication anytime, in any place
  • Withstands dust, rain and heat
  • Has dedicated and textured “push to talk” button that helps fast voice collaboration
  • Is scratch, shatter and water resistant
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Over 1 million rescue calls have been responded to using Lifecompass 2.0.