Tag Archives: first responder

Leaving In The Middle Of A Conversation With G-d – To Save a Life

Holon- Moshe Samira was praying at his local synagogue in Holon recently when he felt the vibration of the emergency application on his United Hatzalah communication device. Quickly lifting the device to his ear, he heard the muted call from the … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah’s Women’s Unit Holds Mass Casualty (MCI) Incident Training Drill

On Tuesday evening in the valley of Emek Ha’Arazim between Mevaseret and Jerusalem, United Hatzalah of Israel held a mass casualty incident (MCI) training exercise for its women’s unit. The simulated drill scenario, which was planned in July, was surprisingly … Continue reading

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The Importance of Having Properly Trained Mental Health Personnel Respond To Emergencies

One of the programs offered by United Hatzalah to the public free of charge is the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU). The unit is tasked with responding to any medical emergency wherein a person involved, or even a bystander … Continue reading

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Saving A Life Outside Of A Medical Clinic – EMTs in Dimona rush to save a heart attack victim after he collapsed outside of a doctor’s office

On Tuesday morning, just after 11:00 a.m., a man went to the doctor on Leon Birenbo’im Street in Dimona complaining of chest pains. After checking the man’s vital signs the doctor urged the man to go to the hospital for … Continue reading

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From the Hospital To The Chuppah, An Extraordinary Act of Kindness

On Sunday night, two United Hatzalah volunteers escorted a hospitalized grandmother from Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv to her granddaughter’s wedding in Caesarea. The grandmother had been hospitalized due to a chronic condition and was told that she would be … Continue reading

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Saving Lives While On Vacation Abroad

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Chani Vaknin, is a resident of Rechovot and runs a makolet in the city. This morning, while Chani was on vacation in Vienna, Austria, she came across a woman who was injured in an accident while … Continue reading

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Falling From a Tower

On Monday afternoon, Hoshanah Rabbah, at around 12:00 p.m., a 47-year-old man fell from the height of around 7 meters while on a ropes course at the Tower of David in the Old City of Jerusalem. He was rappelling down … Continue reading

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Jewish EMT Saves Young Bedouin Girl

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, a young girl, 3-years of age, was playing in her home in the Bedouin town of Abu Queider when she fell and hit her head causing her to lose consciousness. The girl had … Continue reading

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EMTs Perform Successful CPR At A Dentist’s Office, Save The Life Of a Holon Man

On Monday afternoon just after 5:00 p.m., a man who had been taking a break between x-rays at his dentist’s office on Habanai Street in Holon suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and collapsed. The man’s worried son had accompanied him … Continue reading

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Teenage Surfer Rescued From Drowning Near Nitzanim Beach

On Sunday morning just after 8:00 a.m., a teenage boy was surfing with his father when he suddenly lost control of his surfboard and plunged into the water. The boy somehow lost consciousness and didn’t resurface. The father, who was … Continue reading

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