Tag Archives: First Responders

United Hatzalah Holds Special Training and Social Gathering For Women’s Unit in Jerusalem

On Monday evening, a special event took place at United Hatzalah of Israel’s headquarters in Jerusalem.  The organization held a special training session and social gathering for the women who comprise the women’s unit and the midwives unit in the … Continue reading

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Sheryl Sandberg and Family Honors United Hatzalah Volunteers in Israel

Sheryl Sandberg and Family Honors United Hatzalah Volunteers in Israel Visit coincides with family’s donation of an ambulance to aid volunteer first responders Sheryl Sandberg and her parents, Joel and Adelle Sandberg, honored first responders at the national headquarters of … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMTs and Midwife Deliver Two Babies In 24 Hours on Tisha B’Av

Motzei Shabbat saw the beginning of a very active day for a few United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs and a midwife who delivered two babies over the course of 24 hours. The first call took place just after Shabbat ended and … Continue reading

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A Shabbat Search and Rescue Mission

On Shabbat (Saturday, March 2nd) during the stormy morning hours, United Hatzalah volunteers EMTs from Kiryat Gat and the surrounding region were asked by the Israeli Police to participate in the search for an older gentleman who had gone missing … Continue reading

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Lawyer Collapses on Way to Work Rescued By Volunteer EMTs

A week ago, an emergency call came in to United Hatzalah’s Dispatch center regarding a man in need of medical assistance on Hamgshimim Street in Petach Tikvah. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shimi Ezer from Elad, was the first responder to … Continue reading

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Helping a Gentleman Who Can No Longer Help Himself

“Never in my life did I think that I would rely upon volunteers to come to my house once a month in order to take me to my favorite spot in the world. The place where I feel the most … Continue reading

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Utilizing Teamwork To Ensure Personal Safety

Avi Amar is United Hatzalah volunteer EMT who lives in Ashdod. He has been working in emergency services his entire adult life, from the time he finished his mandatory military service, he has worked with the Police making sure that … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Honors First Responders

 The Jerusalem Municipality honored exemplary first responders on Wednesday at a special ceremony that took place at City Hall. Among the honorees presented with citations from the city for their exemplary service, were select volunteers from the police, fire department, … Continue reading

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EMS Crews, Israeli Military and Fire and Rescue Department Conduct Collaborative Drill Mimicking MCI Missile Strike on Military Base

On Monday, United Hatzalah together with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israel’s Fire and Rescue Department held a combined training drill which mimicked missile attack on a military base that resulted in a mass casualty incident (MCI).   The … Continue reading

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Kids of EMS Responders Get It Right On Purim

(As Appeared in the Jerusalem Post on February 28th, 2018)  The idea that people dress up on Purim as something that they hold dear or emulate is not a foreign concept. On the contrary, imitation is the highest form of … Continue reading

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