Tag Archives: CPR

How Adapting Vehicles To The Emergency Lowers Response Times And Saves Lives

Earlier this month on a Tuesday afternoon, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Daniel Bakovza, received an emergency alert to a medical emergency that had taken place nearby. A man was swimming in the ocean near the beach in Ashdod when he … Continue reading

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Learning Appreciation From A Miraculous Delivery

On a recent Shabbat at 3:00 a.m. Dov Bash was fast asleep when the broadcast of his United Hatzalah communications device jolted him awake, alerting him to a nearby medical emergency.The volunteer quickly jumped out of bed, threw on some … Continue reading

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Being Prepared Mentally Can Help You Save A Life

Earlier this week on a Wednesday night, just after 9 p.m. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Chani Vaknin, was returning from her nightly run, when a neighbor approached her, just as she was walking into her apartment building. He told her … Continue reading

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Family Of Boy Who Drowned in Sedot Michah and Miraculously Survived Thanks First Responders Who Saved Their Son

On Tuesday morning a week ago, United Hatzalah volunteers were dispatched to a private pool at a vacation home in Sedot Michah where a two-year-old boy had drowned in a private pool. The volunteers who arrived performed CPR on the … Continue reading

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Druze Park Ranger and EMT Saves Jewish Choking Infant In Nachal Amud

Afiw Bkreia lives in the town of Peki’in and works as a park ranger in the national park of Nachal Amud in Israel’s Galilee. He is married with one son and is a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah. On Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Sderot Hero Reunites With Man Who Saved His Life 12 Years Ago

Twelve years ago, Yaakov Bar Yochai, a resident of Sderot who is active in assisting those in need in the city no matter what time of day or night, was involved in a water ski accident in Eilat that left … Continue reading

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Saving Lives While Vacationing On A Moshav

Nechama and Tom Eisenman live in Ramat Beit Shemesh and are United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs. One week they decided to go up north on a short break with their family for the weekend. On their way to the moshav they … Continue reading

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The Craziest Thing I Have Ever Done The Night Before An Exam

By – Ravit Staub Last Tuesday night I participated in an ambulance shift on one of United Hatzalah’s mobile intensive care units that was stationed in Tel Aviv. In addition to being a volunteer EMT, I’m a medical student, and … Continue reading

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Two Women Save Their Neighbor’s Life After He Collapsed In Front Of His Children

Last Tuesday, Talia Brauer and Tina Berkowitz, two United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs from the town of Ein Hod, which is located in a remote area of the Hof HaCarmel region, saved the life of one of their neighbors. The incident … Continue reading

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The Impulse to Bring Back a Pulse

On Sunday, February 23rd, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yossi Vaknin was eating breakfast at his home in Migdal HaEmek when he received an emergency alert on his phone and was dispatched to help a 30-year-old woman with diabetes who had … Continue reading

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