Tag Archives: first responder

Were You The Man Who Saved My Son’s Life?

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Levi Yitzchak Ben David, originally from Union City, New Jersey,  lives with his family in Tzefat. He works as a caterer and is often seen around the city rushing to help people suffering from medical emergencies. … Continue reading

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The Near-Death Experience That Changed My Life

Six years ago Amnon Ben-Yair had a life-altering experience. Amnon nearly died after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was so inspired by the first responders who had arrived so quickly and saved his life that he was determined to do … Continue reading

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Leaving With A Feeling of Fulfilment

By Deena Hornstein  Netanel Samoh is an incredibly giving individual. He is dedicated to his city and community in Be’er Sheva. He works at the Youth-at-Risk division of the Jewish Agency, does pet therapy with young children, and is a … Continue reading

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A Thankful Bride Invites The EMT Who Saved Her To Her Wedding

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yoav Shemaryahu from Rosh Ha’ayin was called to a medical emergency in his neighborhood last Pesach (2019). A young woman was in the shower fully dressed and crying. As the first responder on the scene, Yoav … Continue reading

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Oldest Active United Hatzalah Volunteer Celebrates His 80th Birthday Under The Shadow of Corona

This week, Eli Mizrachi is turning 80-years-old and is the oldest active volunteer EMT first responder in United Hatzalah and perhaps in Israel.  At a time when people of his age bracket are most commonly found staying at home due … Continue reading

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Remembering Effi Gadassi, Three Years Later

The story that I would like to tell you transpired some three years ago.  A few families had gathered in Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv with our children. The younger children were playing on the jungle gym, the older ones … Continue reading

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The E-Bike That Keeps On Saving

United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs use a variety of vehicles to arrive at medical emergencies in the shortest time possible. Among these vehicles are ambucycles (motorcycles with medical gear that an ambulance has on it in a box on the back,) … Continue reading

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Treating A Groom In Distress

On a recent Saturday night, Ariel Yonatan was alerted to an accident on the highway between Safed (Tzefat) and Meron. A high impact collision occurred between two private vehicles that caused the airbags to deploy and the windows to shatter … Continue reading

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Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel raised $15 million at the second annual Los Angeles Gala event with Keynote Address by Dr. Miriam Adelson

Friends of United Hatzalah of Israel (www.israelrescue.org) hosted the 2nd Annual Gala in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 27th, 2020 with over 1,100 people in attendance. The gathered crowd contributed to the success of the organization by … Continue reading

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The Impulse to Bring Back a Pulse

On Sunday, February 23rd, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yossi Vaknin was eating breakfast at his home in Migdal HaEmek when he received an emergency alert on his phone and was dispatched to help a 30-year-old woman with diabetes who had … Continue reading

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