Tag Archives: Fire

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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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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