Tag Archives: first responder

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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United Hatzalah Issues Letter of Defense to Court after Being Sued by MDA

Following the lawsuit issued by Magen David Adom against United Hatzalah, United Hatzalah, the smaller volunteer and free emergency medical service organization, issued a letter of defense to the court responding to accusations of slander from Magen David Adom. In … Continue reading

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Saving Lives in Memory of My Brother

Beer Sheva resident Guy Yekutiel lost his brother four years ago in a tragic accident. Following the trauma of losing his beloved brother, Yekutiel began to volunteer as an emergency medical technician (EMT) with United Hatzalah in his hometown as … Continue reading

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Saving a Life on a Bicycle

In addition to using regulars cars, ambucycles, ATVs, and other vehicles, United Hatzalah first responders also use electric bicycles.  Elie Becher is one such electric bicycle rider. Through his own struggles with Crohn’s Disease, Elie was inspired to study medicine … Continue reading

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Tips for Winter Weather from United Hatzalah

United Hatzalah has completed its nationwide preparations for the coming winter storm that is expected to hit Israel on Wednesday afternoon and evening. As part of these preparations, the organization has issued a list of best practices for getting through … Continue reading

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Climbing a Ladder to Save a Life

One recent morning at 8:00 AM, Dan Dikanoff, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT from Givat Shmuel, was driving in the freeway fast lane when he was suddenly alerted to a serious work accident in the vicinity. Despite being on the … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things That Matter

Last Tuesday United Hatzalah volunteer first responders were called to an emergency on Dov Hoz street in Holon. Five volunteers arrived at the scene in order to assist in an emergency where a person had lost consciousness. The volunteers succeeded … Continue reading

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New Course Trains Volunteer EMTs For Israel and U.S. Certification

For the second consecutive year, United Hatzalah of Israel will be offering a hybrid Israeli and United States emergency first responder training course. The course, which is set to begin on October 14th with an orientation class, will allow participants … Continue reading

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A New Birth A New Beginning

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, and Director of the organization’s women’s unit, Gitty Beer was cooking soup for dinner when she was alerted to a woman in labor in her community in Jerusalem. Gitty almost forgot to turn off the stove … Continue reading

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Saving a Life in Two Minutes – A First Person Account

My name is Chaim Stern and I am a United Hatzalah volunteer EMS first responder. A few weeks ago, I was lying in bed reading a book and drifting off to sleep when I received an emergency alert from United … Continue reading

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