Tag Archives: Fire

Woman and Nine Children Rescued From Burning Building In Shlomi By Neighbors and EMTs

On Thursday morning just after 6:00 a.m., a fire broke out on the top floor of a residential building on Hof Hayam Street in Shlomi. Inside the apartment was a woman and a number of children. The woman quickly began … Continue reading

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EMT Rescues Five People From Burning Building In Bedouin Town

Late Sunday afternoon, a fire broke out in a residential building in the Bedouin town of Kuseife. Two women and three children were stuck inside the burning improvised building, petrified by fear, and were unable to get out.  United Hatzalah … Continue reading

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Forest Fire In Givat Yearim Breaks Out Two Hours After A Simulated Forest Fire Training Drill Concluded in The Same Location

United Hatzalah volunteers have been dispatched and are currently on scene at a fire that broke out in the forest surrounding the town of Givat Yearim in the Jerusalem hills. This fire is quite near the location of the previous … Continue reading

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Mother-Daughter Duo Help Evacuate and Calm Residents During Building Fire

Dr. Batya Ludman is a United Hatzalah volunteer in the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU), hailing from Ra’anana. This past Friday afternoon, Batya’s daughter Shayna was at the dentist in Herzliya when she heard loud screaming from an apartment … Continue reading

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Health and Safety Tips From United Hatzalah For A Happy and Safe Hanukkah

Use a special location and apparatus to light the candles.  Many times fires occur due to the use of makeshift menorahs. Please use a proper stable menorah and stable table or shelf and avoid proximity to any flammable items, including … Continue reading

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Giving Back To Society By Saving Lives

Two weeks ago, on Monday around noon in Jerusalem, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yakov (who wishes to leave out his last name) was just finishing transferring an unconscious patient to an ambulance crew, when he received another alert from his … Continue reading

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Fighting Fire With More Than EMS

United Hatzalah’s network of first responders provides more than emergency medical services (EMS). While the EMS component of the organization is certainly the flagship project, another service which the organization provides for free is the work of the PSychotrauma and … Continue reading

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Precautions For a Safe Lag Ba’Omer

Lag Ba’omer is a holiday during which many people have a tradition to light bonfires. It is with this in mind that United Hatzalah has issued the following precautions to help people avoid injuries big or small, and provide instructions … Continue reading

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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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