Tag Archives: Emergency

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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Muslim and Jewish EMTs Join Together To Save a Life In Pisgat Zeev

On Sunday night just before midnight, a couple from the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood in Jerusalem was about to go to sleep when the husband suddenly started hearing his wife’s breathing become erratic. He tried to get her to sit up … Continue reading

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Knowing What To Do On Shabbat

On a recent Shabbat at the end of May, a two-year-old girl was suffering from a suspected respiratory emergency at her home on HaShophet Haim Cohen Street in Jerusalem. United Hatzalah physician responder Dr. Aviram Zeiler left his synagogue and … Continue reading

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Volunteer Drops What He Is Holding To Go Save A Life

On Sunday afternoon, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yoni Tzadok was in the middle of his delivery shift in the bustling city Bnei Brak. Just after 1:00 p.m., as he was dropping a shipment off on Kehilot Ya’akov street, Yoni’s communications … Continue reading

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Trio of Muslim and Jewish EMTs, Save a Disabled Woman’s Life

On Monday morning, a woman with disabilities lost consciousness and collapsed at a care center near the town of Ma’aleh HaHamisha. Medical staff from the center initiated CPR and called emergency services for assistance.  United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Murad Barhom … Continue reading

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From Death To Life in 10 Minutes

On Monday night at 10:50 p.m. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shalom Belchamo from Kiryat Gat was at home cleaning his house for Pesach when he received an urgent alert from United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center notifying him that he … Continue reading

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Enriching Lives By Saving Lives

On Tuesday afternoon, just before 4:00 p.m. a man in his early 60s was walking down Jaffa Street in Jerusalem and had just passed the Davidka Square when he suddenly began to feel ill and collapsed. Worried passersby called emergency … Continue reading

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Responding in 20 Seconds To Save A Woman Who Collapsed In Front Of Her Own Children

On Monday morning, just after 9:00 a.m., a 57-year-old woman was walking down Ben Gurion Street in Ma’alot-Tarshiha, taking her child to an extracurricular class, when she collapsed on the sidewalk. The incident happened to take place right across the … Continue reading

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Twins Celebrate Their Birthday On The Same Ambulance On Which They Were Born

On Wednesday, four years to the day after receiving an alert about a woman in labor, United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs Avi Amar, Gavriel Mumko, and Yaakov Mazoz, returned to the scene of the medical emergency, on Ahi Eilat Street in … Continue reading

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EMTs Visit Heart Attack Victim Whose Life They Saved

On Tuesday night, just after midnight, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Lior Filshteiner was winding down in his home in Hod Hasharon after a long day of volunteering in the ICU at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba. After Lior’s … Continue reading

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