Tag Archives: Haifa

Giving the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Amir Hayek, is an I.T. specialist, a volunteer in a French Christian religious hospice called The Sacred Heart, or Sacre Coeur, and a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and ambucycle driver. Hayek, an Israeli Christian, chose to volunteer at the convent … Continue reading

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Following A Medical Emergency One EMT Became A Kindergarten Teacher For A Day

This past Monday, a medical emergency took place in Haifa that ended with an interesting twist. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Raphael Israel was on his way to his Mechanical engineering class at the Technion University when he received an emergency … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Volunteers Donate Six Tons of Food To Needy Families in Carmel Region

United Hatzalah volunteers from the Carmel region once again organized their annual “Kimcha DePischa” food drive and helped to organize the collection of foods for Pesach/Passover to be handed out to needy members of their communities. United Hatzalah volunteers gathered … Continue reading

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When the Ambulances Don’t Get There Fast Enough You Need to Step Up and Help

Shlomo Tausky works for a non-profit organization known as Ezer M’Tzion. He is married with two children and lives in Haifa. In addition to his work, Shlomo volunteers with United Hatzalah as an EMT and also serves as the Deputy … Continue reading

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Man Reunites With The Rescuers Who Saved Him From Death

Last week Tuesday, Itai Shukrun, a healthy 35 -year-old from Kiryat Atta with no previous cardiac issues, suddenly collapsed at home. Worried family members called United Hatzalah emergency services and the organization’s Dispatch and Command Center sent an alert to … Continue reading

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EMT Innovates New Medicart to Help Female EMTs Avoid Back Injuries

“I began volunteering as an EMT almost two years ago and almost immediately began suffering intense back pain from carrying the EMT medical bag on emergency calls,” recounted United Hatzalah volunteer Hagit Saguy. Saguy lives in Kiryat Motzkin, a town … Continue reading

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Making Sure Israel’s Elderly Have a Happy Passover

As Passover preparations are moving full speed ahead, United Hatzalah’s Ten Kavod volunteers are working to make the lives of Israel’s elderly that much better this holiday season. In addition to the weekly visits and free medical checkups that Ten … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Creates New App for Quick Navigation and EMS Alerts on Haifa Beaches

Tackling what has been a long-standing problem of locating and identifying patients in need of medical assistance on beaches along the coast of Israel, United Hatzalah Carmel Chapter has developed a new app that can alert EMS teams to medical … Continue reading

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How EMS Teams Dealt with the Haifa Carmelit Fire on Shabbat

On Saturday afternoon, United Hatzalah dispatch center sent out an urgent call to the Haifa area EMTs who were established as the Shabbat duty officers regarding the fire in the Carmelit subway system. The first responder who arrived on scene … Continue reading

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Rescuing Residents From the Haifa Fires: A Personal Story of Heroism and Tragedy

On Thursday, Israel’s national volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization United Hatzalah mobilized over 600 volunteers from around the country to assist fire and rescue teams with evacuations and firefighting across the country. During the rescue and evacuation operations in … Continue reading

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