Tag Archives: Choking

Tisha B’Av Rescue in Oranit

Just before the end of Tisha B’av on Sunday, United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center received an emergency phone call regarding a man choking in the town of Oranit.  The emergency application automatically alerted David Nagar, a United Hatzalah volunteer … Continue reading

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Interrupting Prayers To Save A Choking Infant

United Hatzalah volunteer Yisrael Shavit saved a young girl in Hadera from choking on Sunday evening. After arriving in less than a minute at the scene of the incident, Shavit managed to single-handedly treat and rescue an infant from what … Continue reading

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How To Have a Safe and Happy Purim – Purim Safety Instructions from United Hatzalah

Ahead of the Purim holiday, United Hatzalah of Israel has published a list of health tips and safety regulations to ensure that everyone has a happy and safe Purim. Last year, the organization received nearly 3,000 emergency calls on Purim, … 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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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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Drummer at Event Hall, Chokes and is Saved By Fellow Guest Who is a Volunteer EMT – Live Footage

A resident of Ma’alot and volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah Mordechai Mammon attended a friend’s party last week on Monday in a wedding hall in Acre. During the event, the drummer of the hall, Avraham Shitrit, choked on a piece … Continue reading

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From Postal to Post Trauma – EMT Saves Child’s Life Amid Visit to Post Office

On Monday afternoon, United Hatzalah’s dispatch center received an emergency call just after 1:00 p.m. regarding a child who was choking. The child was at daycare when he choked on a piece of a cookie that he was eating. United … Continue reading

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I Saved My Daughter’s Life Because My Grandmother Collapsed in Front of Me

“I will never forget the image of my daughter choking before my very eyes.” This statement was made recently by Yisrael Amar, a United Hatzalah volunteer who decided to become a volunteer EMT and first responder because of a personal … 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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When An Abated Emergency Suddenly Turns Real Again

Volunteer EMT Responds to One Emergency Saves Someone Suffering Another It doesn’t happen very often that an EMT can be called to one medical emergency and save someone involved in another that takes place at the same location. That is … Continue reading

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