Tag Archives: Firefighters

Welcoming Shabbat With A Successful CPR

On Friday evening, just as Shabbat was coming in, a 25-year-old man had collapsed in his apartment on Ya’akov Krol Street in Petah Tikva, due to drug overdose. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yosef Sweed was on his way to synagogue … 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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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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EMS Crews, Israeli Military and Fire and Rescue Department Conduct Collaborative Drill Mimicking MCI Missile Strike on Military Base

On Monday, United Hatzalah together with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israel’s Fire and Rescue Department held a combined training drill which mimicked missile attack on a military base that resulted in a mass casualty incident (MCI).   The … Continue reading

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Fire and Rescue Department Commissioner: “Fire Fighters should Also Be EMTs”

Israel’s Fire and Rescue Department Commissioner Rav Tefser Dedi Simchi visited United Hatzalah headquarters last week to learn about how the two organizations can help each other. “I see it as an important goal that among the firefighters there should … 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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