Tag Archives: Fire

Saving Lives in Unexpected Ways

Yechiel Gurfein continues his amazing work as a United Hatzalah volunteer, saving lives with his emergency electric bicycle. Sometimes, Yechiel saves lives in unexpected ways. Recently, Yechiel was staying at a friend’s home in the central Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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Israel’s Ramadan Responders – Fasting and Saving Lives

On June 13th, the penultimate day of the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, five United Hatzalah emergency medical volunteers responded to a large-scale fire in Umm al-Fahm. The blaze took place in an auto-body parts … Continue reading

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The Greatest Way To Honor and Enjoy Shabbat – Save Someone Who Can Honor it And Enjoy It Also

On a recent Friday afternoon, a 90-year-old woman was preparing for Shabbat when the contents of one of the pots on the stove caught fire. Smoke quickly filled the apartment and the woman, due to her limited mobility, was unable … Continue reading

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Jaffa Explosion – Perspective From a First Responder

One of the most difficult things to do as a first responder is to prepare yourself mentally for the situation that you are about to walk into. There are so many variables and so many unknowns that take place in … Continue reading

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When The Emergencies Keep Coming – EMS Volunteer Responds to 8 Calls In One Evening

Late one evening last week, Avner was alerted to a fire at a store in Tel Aviv and immediately raced to the scene on his ambucycle. A few minutes later, he received an alert that another fire had broken out … Continue reading

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Burning Lawnmower Injures Petach Tikvah Municipal Worker

On Tuesday, a 30-year-old municipality worker was cutting the grass in a road median in Petach Tikva, when his ride-on lawn mower suddenly burst into flames. The panicked worker jumped out of the vehicle, landing square in the roadway. The … Continue reading

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EMTs Puts Out Building Fire

Nuriel Avitan, Yechiel Cohen, Shmuel Aryeh, Yaakov Mazuz, Daniel Souisa and Avi Amar, all volunteer as EMTs with United Hatzalah. Last Tuesday the six volunteers all met during a building fire that erupted in the electrical wiring of an apartment … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMT Rescues Disabled Passengers From Transport Van Seconds Before it Explodes

On Wednesday morning, while traveling on Highway One, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT first responder received an emergency call alerting him to a burning vehicle just up the road from his location. Upon arriving at the scene the responder recognized … Continue reading

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How EMS Teams Dealt with the Haifa Carmelit Fire on Shabbat

On Saturday afternoon, United Hatzalah dispatch center sent out an urgent call to the Haifa area EMTs who were established as the Shabbat duty officers regarding the fire in the Carmelit subway system. The first responder who arrived on scene … Continue reading

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Trauma expert tells of ‘horrific’ scene at suspected Jerusalem murder-suicide

From the Jerusalem Post: One day after witnessing the immediate aftermath of a mother who reportedly killed her four young daughters, then took her own life in the family’s Jerusalem apartment, the head of United Hatzalah’s Trauma and Crisis Response … Continue reading

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