Tag Archives: CPR

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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Why I Give Up My Time To Help Others – the Story of A Bat Yam EMT

Yoni Uziyahu lives and works in Bat Yam, and has been an EMS volunteer first responder for the past four years. As part of his responsibilities as a volunteer first responder, Yoni leaves his home, his family and his work, … Continue reading

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Why EMS Volunteers in Israel Never Call it Quits

It happens at least once in the career of every EMS (Emergency medical services) worker or volunteer. Someone called quits on a cardiac patient, but you know deep down that if you just keep on doing compressions, you will save … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMT Orders a Pizza and Saves Two Lives

Last week Thursday at 7:00 pm, Yuval Mizrachi, who just two months ago became a father for the first time, was sent out by his wife to pick up a pizza for dinner. He had just picked up a family-sized … Continue reading

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Saving Lives is All in the Family: Elderly Man Saved By Grandson’s EMT Colleagues Lives to See Granddaughter Marry Volunteer EMT

On November 8th, an 82-year-old man collapsed on the street in Holon, he was standing near a shop window when he suffered a heart attack. Emergency services were called and volunteers from Israel’s national volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization … Continue reading

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Daycare Teacher Saves Choking Child by Following Instructions Provided by Volunteer Israel EMS Organization

On Tuesday, a two-year-old child choked on a banana that he was eating while in daycare in Bnei Brak. The daycare teacher who followed the instructions provided to her by United Hatzalah, saved the child’s life. Uzi Barak, a volunteer … Continue reading

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