Tag Archives: Fire

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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Rescuing Residents From the Haifa Fires: A Personal Story of Heroism and Tragedy

On Thursday, Israel’s national volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization United Hatzalah mobilized over 600 volunteers from around the country to assist fire and rescue teams with evacuations and firefighting across the country. During the rescue and evacuation operations in … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Mobilizes Hundreds of EMS Volunteers to Respond to Fires Across Israel

More than 600 Hundred United Hatzalah volunteer EMS personnel assisted firefighters in evacuating residents in the Romema and Sapir neighborhoods of Haifa during a series of fires that blazed in those areas on Thursday morning. Residents who were still in … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma Unit Treats Casualties, Thanked by Mayor at Building Fire in Jerusalem

On Sunday evening, a building located on Shahal Street, a major thoroughfare of the Givat Mordechai neighborhood in Jerusalem, caught fire. The Jerusalem Fire Department, the Police Department, and United Hatzalah – the national volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization … Continue reading

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