Tag Archives: Cardiac Arrest

EMTs Save Afula Man In Successful CPR

Just after 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, a man in his 60s suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on Mishmar HaYarden Street in Afula. His worried family members called emergency services for help.   United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Tomer Ben Yehuda was … Continue reading

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After a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Quick Intervention By EMTs Saves Rehovot Man’s Life

Volunteer EMT Micah Shalom hails from the bustling city of Rehovot, just south of Tel Aviv. At approximately 12:30 A.M. on Friday morning, Micah returned home exhausted from a late-night business meeting. The EMT was just about to hop in … Continue reading

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Helping Others Is What Life Is All About

On Sunday afternoon, a man in his 70s had just finished a medical checkup at the MAR Institute on Rav Kook Street and was heading outside when he suddenly collapsed near the exit of the building. The medical staff at … Continue reading

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Cyclist Suffers Cardiac Arrest Mid-Ride and is Saved By Group Doctor and First Responders

On Monday morning just before 11:00 a.m., a group of pensioners was cycling on a bicycle trail through the woods near Alonim in the Galilee when all of a sudden, one of them, a man in his late 60s suddenly … Continue reading

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EMTs Visit Heart Attack Victim Whose Life They Saved

On Tuesday night, just after midnight, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Lior Filshteiner was winding down in his home in Hod Hasharon after a long day of volunteering in the ICU at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba. After Lior’s … Continue reading

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A Purim Miracle – “It Feels Like I Won The Lottery”

On Friday afternoon, just after 1:00 p.m., a man in his 60s suffered a cardiac arrest in his own furniture store in the industrial section of Holon. The man collapsed on the floor and worried onlookers called emergency services for … Continue reading

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Stepping Up To Save A Life When No One Else Is Around

On Shabbat morning, just after 10 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Avraham Farkash was walking to synagogue in the town Ma’ale Hever when he was alerted to a nearby medical emergency. Avraham’s communications device notified him of the address, which … Continue reading

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These Contagious Acts Of Lifesaving and Loving Kindness

On Monday afternoon, just after 3:00 p.m. a man in his 60s  standing in the check-out line of a local supermarket on Jabotinsky Street in Ramat Gan suddenly collapsed. As the man fell, he hit his head on the check-out … Continue reading

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Why We Need To Carry Oxygen At All Times

One evening, a few months ago just after 8 p.m., a 47-year-old man from Givat Ko’ach, a small moshav bordering the central plains of Israel, went out for an evening jog. During his run, he suddenly collapsed and fell unconscious … Continue reading

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EMT Saves Her Own Husband’s Life

Geulah Pollak has been a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT for the past 4 years. She has previous experience as a first responder but took hiatus for about 10 years prior to joining United Hatzalah due to a mild injury. “I … Continue reading

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