Tag Archives: CPR

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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Learning CPR is So Important Even the Knesset Is Getting Into It

It is one of the most important things that a person can learn and hope that they never use it. CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and other basic life-saving procedures can and do save lives when people need them the most. From … 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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Saving Lives Together to Build Our Communities

Last Thursday night an emergency alert went out on the radio network of United Hatzalah from the organization’s dispatch center in Jerusalem, notifying all of the EMS personnel in the Mevaseret region to an emergency taking place in Kibbutz Tzuba. … Continue reading

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EMTs Leave Their Own Lecture To Save A Life

My name is Jonathan Chiche and I am a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT as well as the head of the French division of the organization. I was invited today by a friend of United Hatzalah, Axel Reby, to speak in … Continue reading

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Child Who Died, Dances on Stage 5 Days Later

On Thursday a two-year-old boy left his family’s sukkah in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem just after lunch and made his way to a nearby pond where he slipped and drowned. The missing boy was underwater for sometime before … Continue reading

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Only 10% of Israelis Know How to Properly Administer CPR

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had a serious medical emergency and collapsed on the street? Who would help you? Sadly, according to a new study that was carried out by the Smith Institute, only 10% of … Continue reading

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Saving Lives Together – EMS Couple Saves Two on Friday

After Miri Shvimmer, a United Hatzalah volunteer paramedic responded to three life saving calls in a few hours with Lior Ashkenazi, a fellow United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, she quipped “One might say we had a productive day.” On Friday afternoon … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMT Saves a Life Mid-Haricut

On Tuesday, in the middle of receiving a haircut in her hometown of Ra’anana, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shiran Finder received a notification from the national dispatch center alerting her that a person nearby had collapsed and was unconscious. Shiran … Continue reading

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EMT Saves Life of Relative of Deceased At Funeral

Yossi Kurt is a sixth-grade teacher in Kiryat Atta, the town where he lives together with his family. Kurt recently attended a funeral of a fellow teacher in the school when a man in the crowd, a relative of the … Continue reading

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