Tag Archives: first responder

More Than Just A Winch

Menachem Goldberg volunteers as an EMT with United Hatzalah and serves as the chapter head for the Nahariya chapter. Two weeks ago, Goldberg responded to an emergency where the rescue he undertook involved a different type of lifesaving.    The … Continue reading

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Recovering Woman Meets With First Responders Who Saved Her Life During the Last Round of Rocket Attacks

Allegra Ben Akan a resident of Kiryat Gat suffered a full system trauma injury from a rocket that was fired by Hamas militants at Israel during the last round of missile attacks from the Gaza Strip. On Thursday, she met … Continue reading

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Interrupting Prayers To Save A Choking Infant

United Hatzalah volunteer Yisrael Shavit saved a young girl in Hadera from choking on Sunday evening. After arriving in less than a minute at the scene of the incident, Shavit managed to single-handedly treat and rescue an infant from what … Continue reading

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Disabled EMT Serves as Head of Search and Rescue Unit

Last week, United Hatzalah volunteer Eli Almoznino orchestrated the successful search and rescue operations which found three missing people. This is something Almoznino, who heads the organization’s Search and Rescue Unit, is quite used to doing. What is astounding is … Continue reading

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French Immigrant Become First Tel Aviv Woman To Ride An Ambucycle

Aely Haccoun immigrated from France to Israel eight years ago. Like most immigrants, she worked hard to learn the language, find a job and an apartment in a good neighborhood and has been happy living in Tel Aviv, the city … Continue reading

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A Truck, A Bus, A Car, and Dog, Oh My!

Just before midnight on April 23rd, a serious vehicular accident occurred on Highway 4 at the Givat Shmuel interchange near Ramat Gan. The collision involved a commercial truck, a bus, a private car, and a dog. Riding his speedy ambucycle, … Continue reading

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Whatever Will Do The Job

In addition to ambucycles, ambubikes, and ATVs, United Hatzalah also utilizes emergency fly cars to enable some of their more experienced volunteers to reach medical emergencies faster. These cars are registered emergency vehicles complete with lights and sirens and are … Continue reading

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From R&R To Rescuing – An EMT Getting Treatment At The Dead Sea Saves An Unconscious Child

Sholem Hack a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, injured his knee a few weeks ago and received a recommendation from his physiotherapist that the salt-water in the Dead Sea would be helpful to prevent further swelling. He traveled to the Dead … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Drink My Cup of Coffee This Morning

My name is Yagel Bar-Kama, I live in Tel Aviv and I like to walk in Park Hayarkon in the mornings. I work as a dog walker in the city and I am often in the park in the mornings … Continue reading

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60 Seconds to Begin CPR – Go!

Recently one Thursday evening, a man was driving home when he suffered a cardiac arrest and lost consciousness in the middle of his evening commute. The man’s vehicle crashed into another car on the busy roadway; terrified witnesses dialed the … Continue reading

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