Tag Archives: Ashdod

It Is Hard to Know Emergencies Are Happening and Do Nothing

It was Wednesday afternoon when a builder, who was working on the unfinished second story of a building, fell over the edge and crashed to the floor below. Witnesses urgently call for help. Avi Amar from Ashdod was resting at … Continue reading

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Mayor of Ashdod Becomes Honorary Volunteer First Responder

Member of Knesset and United Hatzalah emergency response volunteer Yinon Azoulai was on hand in Ashdod last Thursday to usher in the inauguration of Ashdod’s newest EMS response center. Also present was Ashdod Mayor Dr. Yechiel Lasry, a distinguished physician himself, … Continue reading

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“Can Someone Watch My Kids So I can Go Save a Life?”

“Can someone come upstairs to watch my kids? I’m a United Hatzalah EMT and that would allow me to come down and treat the people who are hurt.”   This is what Shmuel Efergen screamed to the gathered crowd of … Continue reading

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Going Beyond the Call of Duty, Dedication Without Borders

Volunteers always go beyond the call of duty as that is what volunteering means. But there are some cases in which even volunteers go well beyond what is and can be expected of a volunteer. Just such an occasion occurred … Continue reading

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First EMS Course Given in Sign Language in Israel

After becoming the first deaf EMT in Israel, Nechama Loebel has once again broken barriers for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Israel by instructing the first EMS course in sign language. Loebel, who recently graduated from both … Continue reading

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EMTs Puts Out Building Fire

Nuriel Avitan, Yechiel Cohen, Shmuel Aryeh, Yaakov Mazuz, Daniel Souisa and Avi Amar, all volunteer as EMTs with United Hatzalah. Last Tuesday the six volunteers all met during a building fire that erupted in the electrical wiring of an apartment … Continue reading

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Ashdod EMS Vets Help Train New Generation Of Recruits

Veteran Volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel from the Ashdod chapter of United Hatzalah took part in a special evening that brought together veteran responders and new recruits in the city. The educational evening was focused on exposing the new … Continue reading

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Towards Year’s End, United Hatzalah Sets Sights on Building up the Periphery

 With the end of the Gregorian calendar year quickly approaching, United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer emergency services organization, is expanding its efforts in Israel’s periphery. Having graduated 140 new EMTs in the month of October, the organization has added to … Continue reading

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