Tag Archives: Choking

Choking During Snack Time

On Monday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m., a 3-and-a-half-year-old boy was visiting his grandparents in Beit Shemesh and eating an orange with them in the kitchen when a piece of the fruit got stuck in his throat. His grandparents panicked … Continue reading

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105-Year-Old Haifa Woman Chokes In Her Home, Successfully Resuscitated

On Tuesday morning, a 105-year-old woman choked while eating her breakfast in her own home in Haifa. Both her son-in-law and her caretaker were with her as her face turned blue and she started to lose consciousness. Upon recognizing the … Continue reading

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Older Petach Tikvah Man Chokes on Falafel, Successfully Resuscitated by First Responders Who Were Passing By

On Tuesday afternoon at around 12:30 p.m., a man in his 80’s choked while eating falafel outside a shop on Chaim Ozer street in Petach Tikvah.   United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Neria Cohen had just checked out of the store right … Continue reading

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Dramatic Rescue At Jerusalem Senior’s Residence Saves The Life Of A Choking Man

At 7:30 p.m. on Monday evening, Shalom Klein was working at Yeshivat Ohel Shimon Erloi in Katamon when he was suddenly alerted to a medical emergency occurring nearby. Shalom in addition to being a manager at the Yeshiva also volunteers … Continue reading

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Youngest Life-saver in Israel

A certificate of appreciation from United Hatzalah was awarded to a Bar Mitzvah boy (13-years-old) who saved the life of his four-year-old sister this past week. Rafael Rahamim, the son of United Hatzalah volunteer Yonatan Bellalou, brings his sister back … Continue reading

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Being on The Side Of Giving

On Sunday morning, a man in his 90s was eating breakfast at his home on Har Adir Street in Tzefat (Safed) when he suddenly choked on his food, lost consciousness, and collapsed. Worried family members called emergency services for help.  … Continue reading

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Honoring the Lifesaving Efforts Of Some Of Our Ethiopian-Israeli Volunteers

Today is the 29th of Cheshvan on the Jewish calendar, the day signifies the holiday of Sigd. Sigd is an Ethiopian-Jewish & Israeli national holiday which marks the renewal of the covenant between the Jewish people, God, and the Torah. … Continue reading

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EMT Saves Choking Baby In Hod HaSharon

Just before 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command center received notification of a young child who was choking at his home. The frantic mother of the child called emergency services for help. The incident took place … Continue reading

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Saving A Choking Woman in Kiryat Ata

On Monday morning at approximately 10:00 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Naftali Rotenberg, who also volunteers as the director of the organization’s Carmel region, was working in his office in Kiryat Ata when he was notified that a 70-year-old woman … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Ambulance Team Saves Choking Victim On Rosh HaShanah

Just after 2:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, the second day of Rosh HaShanah, United Hatzalah regional paramedic Doron Shapir, was in the middle of an ambulance shift on the organization’s mobile intensive care ambulance in the Haifa region, when he … Continue reading

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