Tag Archives: first responder

“I Would Do It All Over Again” – Volunteer First Responder Forced Into Isolation After Treating New Mother Who Tested Positive For Corona

One month ago, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Daniel Katzenstein received an alert from his communication device, notifying him about a medical emergency occurring near his home in Neve Yaakov. Daniel headed to the address in his emergency flycar. As per … Continue reading

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Transforming A Good Deed Into Something Bigger

Kobi Ifargan is a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT hailing from the city of Jerusalem. When Kobi is not active in saving lives, he is busy running his hair salon in Jerusalem. One afternoon, a couple of months ago, Kobi was … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMT Acts Quickly To Save A Man With Stab Wounds

Last week, just after 3:00 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yisrael Malul was tossing and turning in his bed, having a hard time falling asleep in his home in the city of Kokhav Ya’akov. Suddenly, interrupting the silence, a loud … Continue reading

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Two EMTs Deliver Two Baby Girls On Tuesday Before 9 A.M.

Early Tuesday morning, just after 6 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Avigail Beer was awoken from her sleep by the sound of her emergency communication device, alerting her to a medical emergency nearby. A woman had gone into active labor … Continue reading

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Being A Part Of a New Beginning

Just before Rosh Hashanah, a two-year-old boy was playing with the family’s laundry line, which was hanging outside their third-floor window in Bnei Brak, when the laundry line broke. The boy lost his balance and fell out of the window, … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Volunteers Provided Medical Care At Corona Hotels For Yom Kippur

The IDF Home Front Command in partnership with United Hatzalah set up a special project for Yom Kippur that saw dozens of emergency first responders from the EMS organization stay at the Corona hotels over the course of the holiday. … Continue reading

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Teaching The Boy He Helped Birth

 Shir Aargi, a first-grader in Ma’alot Meshullam elementary school in Rehovot was enthusiastic when he learned who his first-grade teacher was going to be. “Mr. Hajbi was at my birth and now he is my teacher,” Aargi said excitedly.  Hajbi, … Continue reading

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Continuing His Legacy — Volunteer EMT Barak Shlush Saves Lives In Memory Of His Grandfather

By Devorah Klein United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Barak Shlush hails from the city of Netanya. Barak is a very active first responder and has participated in saving many lives over the course of the past two years. This of course … Continue reading

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How Adapting Vehicles To The Emergency Lowers Response Times And Saves Lives

Earlier this month on a Tuesday afternoon, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Daniel Bakovza, received an emergency alert to a medical emergency that had taken place nearby. A man was swimming in the ocean near the beach in Ashdod when he … Continue reading

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Disaster At A Steel Factory

A few weeks ago, just after 12 p.m., in the city of Kiryat Malachi in Israel’s southern region, a 35-year-old man was working at his job in a steel factory using a slicing machine, when he accidentally turned the machine … Continue reading

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