Tag Archives: first responder

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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Living Life Interrupted

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Gilad Auerbach is always ready to answer an emergency call no matter what else is happening in life. The Talmei Yechiel resident is married and the father of one. Two weeks ago his wife Hemda was … Continue reading

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EMS and Checkpoint Security Teams Hold Terror Attack Drill in Tarkumiah

United Hatzalah first response volunteers participated in a training drill with the Crossing Points Authority (CPA) security team and the Fire Department that simulated a series of terror attacks against the Tarkumiah checkpoint on Wednesday. The drill simulated a shooting … Continue reading

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An EMT Speaks About The Drowning Victim He Tried To Save

The Sight I Can Never Forget, The Fight I Lost Somethings cannot be changed. We each have a part of us that defines us as who we are, even when we try to shut that part of ourselves off, it … Continue reading

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Dying From a Broken Heart

Netanel Samoh of Beersheba is a busy father, husband, therapist, soccer coach and United Hatzalah volunteer EMT. Samoh works at the Jewish Agency, counseling new immigrants to Israel. Despite his many other personal and professional commitments, Samoh is always tuned … Continue reading

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Mayor of Ashdod Becomes Honorary Volunteer First Responder

Member of Knesset and United Hatzalah emergency response volunteer Yinon Azoulai was on hand in Ashdod last Thursday to usher in the inauguration of Ashdod’s newest EMS response center. Also present was Ashdod Mayor Dr. Yechiel Lasry, a distinguished physician himself, … Continue reading

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