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EMT Delivers New Year’s Baby On His Own Birthday

My name is Avner Ben David, and I learned this week that there is nothing better than helping to bring a new life into the world in the middle of your workday, especially when that workday is your own birthday … Continue reading

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Light Amid The Darkness – Some Thoughts On Chanukah By a First Responder

Monday was a particularly difficult day for our team of first responders in Rehovot. Early in the morning, our team responded to a fatal car accident that saw one person killed and others injured. Soon afterward, another call came over … 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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From One Mother To Another… Your Son Will Be Okay

Dana Attias is a single mother of three. She works as a beautician at her own company and volunteers as a United Hatzalah EMT.   One night last week at 2:00 am, Dana was jarred awake by her United Hatzalah … Continue reading

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A Speedy Volunteer Assists in Delivering a Speedy Baby

Last Sunday morning, United Hatzalah volunteer Koby Absturdy helped a woman give birth to her sixth child in the family’s bathtub. “The entire thing happened so fast that just a few minutes after I arrived the baby had been born,” … Continue reading

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As Life Comes and Life Goes We Need to Do Our Best

– By Miriam Ballin, EMT-B, Psychotrauma Director “I’ve just had a mind-blowing 24 hours as a volunteer first responder, it made an incredible impression on me. It was Shavuot night (Feast of Pentecost) and I was preparing to have some … Continue reading

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On The Way To The Office, EMS Responders Saves 9-Month Old From Choking

On Sunday morning, United Hatzalah Dispatch and Command Center in Jerusalem received a call that a baby was choking in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of Jerusalem. Volunteer EMT first responders Yechiel Gurfein and Daniel Katzenstein who live in the neighborhood … Continue reading

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ER Volunteer Finishes Shift And Heads Home To Deliver A Baby

 On Monday night, after an incredibly long day, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Bentzi Goldberg arrived home and was about to relax, when his radio alerted him to a woman giving birth two blocks away. He turned around raced to the … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMT Saves the Same Baby From Choking Twice in One Night

On the first night of Chanukah, Yosef Asor and his wife Efrat joined their preschooler for a festive classroom celebration in their hometown of Dimona. In the middle of the Chanukah party, Yosef’s United Hatzalah radio suddenly crackled to life. … Continue reading

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Story From the Streets Yishai Gavra – A Solomonic Tale of Two Children

I remember the incident like it was yesterday. Some incidents you simply don’t forget, especially when they involved the birth of your first son.   On July 11th, I was at home in Zichron Yaakov with my very pregnant wife … Continue reading

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