Tag Archives: first responder

Shalom Avitan’s Amazing Week of Lifesaving

On Monday night at around 11:00 p.m., a man suffering from intense chest pains in his home on Monbaz Street in Jerusalem called the United Hatzalah dispatch center for help. Luckily enough for him, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shalom Avitan … Continue reading

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Help Was Just 30 Second Away

Just after 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening a man in his 40s was chatting with a friend in his home on Shalom Tzalach Street in Petach Tikvah when he experienced sharp chest pains and collapsed. The worried friend called emergency … Continue reading

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Treating a victim of a fallen tree branch

On Sunday morning, at around 10:00 a.m., an Arab construction worker was hit in the head by a falling tree branch while working at a construction site on Ben Ish Chai Street in Beit Shemesh. The branch fell from a … Continue reading

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Dissipating Loneliness in the Golan Heights – Ten Kavod Spotlight Week #1

The Story of United Hatzalah of Israel’s Ten Kavod project is the story of connections. Often these connections are inter-generational, wherein young volunteers, some of whom are fully trained EMTs (emergency medical technicians- 180 hours) and paramedics, while others are … Continue reading

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Giving An 80-Year-Old Another Lease on Life

On Monday morning at around 9:00 a.m., a man in his 80s who was sitting on his front porch on Hazemorah street in Ofakim suffered from a heart attack in his chair. When his family members found him slumped unconscious … Continue reading

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Two Yechiels On Bicycles Save The Life Of a Man In A Cafe Next To Machane Yehuda Market

On Sunday evening, at around 6:00 p.m., in a cafe on Chaim Valero street in Jerusalem, a 67-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest.  Yechiel Gurfein, a United Hatzalah of Israel volunteer EMT and photographer from Jerusalem, immediately received the notification … Continue reading

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Muslim and Jewish EMTs Save A collapsed Woman’s Life in Ein Naqquba

On Monday night at around 10:30 p.m., a 50-year-old woman collapsed in her front yard in the town of Ein Naqquba, an Arab village west of Jerusalem. Her children found her lying unresponsive on the ground a few minutes later … Continue reading

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Eyal Marom – Volunteer Of The Month November 2021

Eyal Marom is a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah, he lives in the city of Ma’alot-Tarshiha in northern Galilee with his wife. They have five children who are all under the age of 12. Marom studies in the Yeshiva in … Continue reading

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Being on The Side Of Giving

On Sunday morning, a man in his 90s was eating breakfast at his home on Har Adir Street in Tzefat (Safed) when he suddenly choked on his food, lost consciousness, and collapsed. Worried family members called emergency services for help.  … Continue reading

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Three EMTs from Different Cities Come Together To Save A Life In Rishon Lezion

Early Tuesday morning, just after 1:00 a.m., Avraham Yudkowsky, a United Hatzalah volunteer who lives in Givat Ze’ev, was in the middle of a personal trip in Rishon Lezion when he received an alert to a medical emergency occurring a … Continue reading

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