Tag Archives: Ambulance

In Winter Weather The Right Vehicle Saves The Day

One of the lesser-known vehicles that United Hatzalah uses to save lives is the ATV or All-Terrain-Vehicle. The organization has close to 40 of these vehicles distributed across the country in locations where there is a lot of need for … Continue reading

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Three Volunteer Women Assist in a Home Birth in Beit Shemesh That Took Less Than Ten Minutes

At 4:48 a.m on Sunday morning, United Hatzalah volunteers in Beit Shemesh were alerted to an emergency via the Health Ministry’s new application. Two volunteers from the women’s unit of the organization as well as one volunteer from the Midwives … Continue reading

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Tips for Winter Weather from United Hatzalah

United Hatzalah has completed its nationwide preparations for the coming winter storm that is expected to hit Israel on Wednesday afternoon and evening. As part of these preparations, the organization has issued a list of best practices for getting through … Continue reading

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New Ambulance Rides the Waves in the Kinneret

Following a summer that had a tremendously high increase in the number of drownings across Israel, and in specific on the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), United Hatzalah initiated a campaign for a new ambulance that will ride the waves of … Continue reading

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Climbing a Ladder to Save a Life

One recent morning at 8:00 AM, Dan Dikanoff, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT from Givat Shmuel, was driving in the freeway fast lane when he was suddenly alerted to a serious work accident in the vicinity. Despite being on the … Continue reading

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Israeli First Responder Faces Emergency While In Transit at Newark Airport

Last week, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and Regional Coordinator Gavy Friedson was traveling through Newark Airport on his way back from a speaking engagement in Vancouver, Canada. Friedson had been talking about how the organization saves lives by having volunteers … Continue reading

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New Course Trains Volunteer EMTs For Israel and U.S. Certification

For the second consecutive year, United Hatzalah of Israel will be offering a hybrid Israeli and United States emergency first responder training course. The course, which is set to begin on October 14th with an orientation class, will allow participants … Continue reading

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A New Birth A New Beginning

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, and Director of the organization’s women’s unit, Gitty Beer was cooking soup for dinner when she was alerted to a woman in labor in her community in Jerusalem. Gitty almost forgot to turn off the stove … Continue reading

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Saving a Life in Two Minutes – A First Person Account

My name is Chaim Stern and I am a United Hatzalah volunteer EMS first responder. A few weeks ago, I was lying in bed reading a book and drifting off to sleep when I received an emergency alert from United … Continue reading

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Helping a Gentleman Who Can No Longer Help Himself

“Never in my life did I think that I would rely upon volunteers to come to my house once a month in order to take me to my favorite spot in the world. The place where I feel the most … Continue reading

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