Tag Archives: Dispatch

New App Connects Electric Scooters To Emergency Dispatchers With The Push Of a Button

Wind, the electric scooter rental company, which operates its services all over Israel, has launched a new feature that allows users to contact United Hatzalah’s call center in case of a real-time need for medical assistance pertaining to both riders … Continue reading

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Knesset Health Committee Members State: It Is Time To Establish One Emergency Medical Dispatch Center With One Emergency Number 

On Wednesday morning during a meeting of the Knesset Health Committee, the discussion was raised as to why there is no unified emergency number in Israel. Currently, if a person would like to receive emergency service help there are separate … Continue reading

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EMTs Perform Successful CPR At A Dentist’s Office, Save The Life Of a Holon Man

On Monday afternoon just after 5:00 p.m., a man who had been taking a break between x-rays at his dentist’s office on Habanai Street in Holon suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and collapsed. The man’s worried son had accompanied him … Continue reading

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Dispatchers Called Upon To Leave Shift In Order To Save A Life

On Monday morning just before 1:00 a.m., United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center’s shift was coming to an end, when the dispatchers received an emergency phone call from a patient complaining of difficulty breathing. The patient was located just outside … Continue reading

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For The First Time Since Its Inception – United Hatzalah Receives Official Visit From Health Minister

Israel’s Health Minister, Yuli Edelstein, visitedUnited Hatzalah of Israel’s headquarters on Sunday, in an official capacity. Minister Edelstein is the first health minister in Israel who arranged an official visit to the organization since its founding in 2006. The minister … Continue reading

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When Individuals Band Together To Help The Results Can Be Herculean

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began in Israel, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Tomer Grinzaid has been hopping from call to call whether it’s to provide medical or humanitarian assistance. On a recent medical call, Tomer was alerted to a young bicycle … Continue reading

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In Israel, Emergency First Responders Are A Family

This past week marked both Memorial Day and Independence Day in Israel. Due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus threat, the Israeli government placed a lockdown on the country, and people were not allowed to congregate or visit the graves of their … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Opens New National Dispatch Center To Treat Humanitarian Emergencies

The Israel Association of Community Centers and Lev Echad have partnered with United Hatzalah of Israel and launched a new national dispatch center managing 30,000 volunteers who will provide assistance to humanitarian emergencies across Israel. The new partnership has given … Continue reading

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Disabled EMT Serves as Head of Search and Rescue Unit

Last week, United Hatzalah volunteer Eli Almoznino orchestrated the successful search and rescue operations which found three missing people. This is something Almoznino, who heads the organization’s Search and Rescue Unit, is quite used to doing. What is astounding is … Continue reading

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Israeli Dispatch Team Aids Ill Patient in New York in Real Time

“Last Saturday night I was working as the shift manager for United Hatzalah’s dispatch and command center in Jerusalem. One of our dispatchers, Eliezer Taib, received a phone call from a woman who said that her son was in a … Continue reading

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