Tag Archives: Ashdod

EMT Saves Child Who Choked On A Candy

On Thursday night just before 8:00 p.m., a 12-year-old girl was playing with her year and a half old brother when he swallowed a large piece of candy. The candy became logged in the infant’s throat causing him to stop … Continue reading

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Pre-Shabbat Rescue in Ashdod

On Friday afternoon, a man in his mid-fifties was sitting in his living room in his apartment in Ashdod relaxing, just before Shabbat began. He began to feel constricting pains in his chest, and after a few minutes told his … Continue reading

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Successful CPR Followed By A Car Accident

On Tuesday morning, just after 10 a.m., a resident of the coastal city Ashdod in her 90’s was having trouble breathing in her home. The woman’s caretaker called emergency services to the apartment. When the ambulance crew arrived the woman … Continue reading

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Twins Celebrate Their Birthday On The Same Ambulance On Which They Were Born

On Wednesday, four years to the day after receiving an alert about a woman in labor, United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs Avi Amar, Gavriel Mumko, and Yaakov Mazoz, returned to the scene of the medical emergency, on Ahi Eilat Street in … Continue reading

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“We Are Here To Help; Today Is no Different”

Early one Friday afternoon in the middle of February, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Netanel Moyal was preparing for Shabbat in his hometown of Ashdod, when he was suddenly alerted to a motor vehicle accident involving a truck and a motorcycle … Continue reading

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How Adapting Vehicles To The Emergency Lowers Response Times And Saves Lives

Earlier this month on a Tuesday afternoon, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Daniel Bakovza, received an emergency alert to a medical emergency that had taken place nearby. A man was swimming in the ocean near the beach in Ashdod when he … Continue reading

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Bringing Light To Israel’s Elderly On Chanukah and All Year Round

Hundreds of emergency medical service volunteers from United Hatzalah visited with elderly or sick patients in hospitals and elderly people in their homes across the country. The volunteers made these visits in order to share a little bit of the … Continue reading

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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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