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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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EMS Volunteer Revives Traveler Who Suffered Heart Attack at Ben Gurion Airport

Early Thursday morning, a man in his fifties traveling to Ben Gurion airport suffered a heart attack right outside the front gate to the departures lounge. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yoni Uziyahu, was at the airport, rushed over, and together … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Meeting Takes Place in Dimona

Two weeks ago, a meeting took place on a bus in Dimona that was quite out of the ordinary. The thing that made it extraordinary was not that only one of the people recognized the other, nor was it that … Continue reading

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Saying Thank You

On Thursday, a man walked into United Hatzalah’s headquarters in Jerusalem. He asked the first person he saw, “When someone calls in an emergency who answers the phone? Where is your dispatch center?” Moshe Levy, a volunteer EMT with the … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit Responds to Yom Ha’atzmaut Fatality

The Kiryat Gat Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel have gotten used to seeing United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit in action over the past few months, so said Team Leader Yaakov Weinberg in a thank you note to the … Continue reading

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American Heart Association Taps United Hatzalah To Be Official Training Partner in Israel

The American Heart Association (AHA) boasts some 700 international training centers throughout the world. According to Glenn Vanden Houten, the AHA’s Regional Director for Europe and Africa, “United Hatzalah became one of our authorized training centers. We are proud that … Continue reading

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Two EMTs playing an April Fools Joke End Up Saving a Life in the Process

Late Saturday night on April 1st, two EMTs, Dvir Adani and Moshe Mizrachi, decided that they would play an April Fool’s joke on their friends. The pair of United Hatzalah volunteers were driving past Ben Gurion airport on their way … Continue reading

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