Having the best trained, equipped, and motivated medics ready to race to save someone’s life is useless unless there is a system in place that locates, alerts, and guides medics to the scene in the quickest and most efficient fashion.
How do we locate our volunteers and send them out with an average response time of less than 3 minutes?
The LifeCompass system, developed by United Hatzalah in cooperation with NowForce, draws a virtual perimeter around an incident that has been entered into the system. It then alerts only the medics in a predetermined radius to the incident. Each volunteer knows that when the LifeCompass 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.
Thanks to the generosity of the Irving and Cherna Moskowitz Foundation, United Hatzalah was able to launch the Moskowitz LifeCompass 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. Over 1,000,000 rescue calls have been responded to by United Hatzalah medics through this technology and millions more will continue to be served and saved.
The Moskowitz LifeCompass System allows United Hatzalah of Israel’s call center to constantly monitor the location of every United Hatzalah volunteer in the country and to send them out based on four criteria:
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