Tag Archives: EMT

Climbing a Ladder to Save a Life

One recent morning at 8:00 AM, Dan Dikanoff, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT from Givat Shmuel, was driving in the freeway fast lane when he was suddenly alerted to a serious work accident in the vicinity. Despite being on the … Continue reading

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Speaking The Language of Women – Judge Ruchie Freier Visits United Hatzalah Women’s Unit

On Tuesday morning, The Honorable Judge Ruchie Freier stood outside United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center in the organization’s Jerusalem headquarters, surrounded by volunteer EMTs from the organization’s women’s unit and took a moment to reflect on the groundbreaking initiatives … Continue reading

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Leaving Children To Answer an Emergency

On a recent Shabbat morning, a young woman who thought she was in the early stages of pregnancy suddenly began bleeding. The woman became hysterical and fainted on the spot.  Her alarmed husband threw water on her face in an … Continue reading

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It Is Hard to Know Emergencies Are Happening and Do Nothing

It was Wednesday afternoon when a builder, who was working on the unfinished second story of a building, fell over the edge and crashed to the floor below. Witnesses urgently call for help. Avi Amar from Ashdod was resting at … Continue reading

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“A Team of Angels”: Helping an Amputee Find a Reason to Live

Two weeks ago, United Hatzalah “Ten Kavod” volunteers from Kfar Saba set out on a mission to dramatically improve an elderly water sports enthusiast’s quality of life by helping him experience the sea in a way that he had not … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah in Cooperation With the Ministry of Diaspora send Psychological First Response Team to Aid Pittsburgh

A team of volunteers from United Hatzalah of Israel, in cooperation with the Ministry of Diaspora and the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, is heading from Israel to aid the community and victims of the shooting attack that took place in … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things That Matter

Last Tuesday United Hatzalah volunteer first responders were called to an emergency on Dov Hoz street in Holon. Five volunteers arrived at the scene in order to assist in an emergency where a person had lost consciousness. The volunteers succeeded … Continue reading

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Israeli First Responder Faces Emergency While In Transit at Newark Airport

Last week, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and Regional Coordinator Gavy Friedson was traveling through Newark Airport on his way back from a speaking engagement in Vancouver, Canada. Friedson had been talking about how the organization saves lives by having volunteers … Continue reading

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New Course Trains Volunteer EMTs For Israel and U.S. Certification

For the second consecutive year, United Hatzalah of Israel will be offering a hybrid Israeli and United States emergency first responder training course. The course, which is set to begin on October 14th with an orientation class, will allow participants … Continue reading

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Local Bicycle Shop Owner Donates Parts to Repair Vandalized First Response Vehicle

Kiryat Malachi resident and bicycle store owner Rafi Ovadia donated parts that were vandalized from a first response emergency electric bicycle that belonged to EMT Shmuel Galinsky. Galinsky’s electric bicycle, which he uses to respond to medical emergencies in his … Continue reading

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