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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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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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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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More Than Just A Winch

Menachem Goldberg volunteers as an EMT with United Hatzalah and serves as the chapter head for the Nahariya chapter. Two weeks ago, Goldberg responded to an emergency where the rescue he undertook involved a different type of lifesaving.    The … Continue reading

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Vacationing First Responders Save Two Lives In Separate Drowning Incidents

Thursday evening saw two drownings happen at hotels where EMTs happened to be vacationing. The first incident occurred at the David Dead Sea Resort and Spa located at Ein Bokek when a five-year-old boy drowned in the pool. United Hatzalah … Continue reading

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New Ambulance Rides the Waves in the Kinneret

Following a summer that had a tremendously high increase in the number of drownings across Israel, and in specific on the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), United Hatzalah initiated a campaign for a new ambulance that will ride the waves of … Continue reading

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CPR On A Floating Pier Prevents a Fatal Drowning

Last week, a firefighter and a diving instructor walked onto a dock. No, this isn’t some alternative style of joke, it is a real-life rescue mission, one that resulted in the life a 45-year-old man and father of two being … Continue reading

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An EMT Speaks About The Drowning Victim He Tried To Save

The Sight I Can Never Forget, The Fight I Lost Somethings cannot be changed. We each have a part of us that defines us as who we are, even when we try to shut that part of ourselves off, it … Continue reading

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A Life-Saving Couple That Saved A Couple Of Lives Over The Weekend

Miri Shvimmer and Lior Eskenasy are an engaged couple who both live in Holon and are both United Hatzalah volunteer responders.  In fact, they often ride to emergencies together on Lior’s ambucycle. “Whenever there are calls that need ALS we … Continue reading

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