Tag Archives: Haifa

105-Year-Old Haifa Woman Chokes In Her Home, Successfully Resuscitated

On Tuesday morning, a 105-year-old woman choked while eating her breakfast in her own home in Haifa. Both her son-in-law and her caretaker were with her as her face turned blue and she started to lose consciousness. Upon recognizing the … Continue reading

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Soccer Fan Suffers Cardiac Arrest Mid-Game Rescued By On-Scene Paramedic

Almost three weeks ago, on Monday evening at the soccer game between Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Maccabi Haifa in the Yaakov Turner Toto Stadium in Be’er Sheva, Yossi Cohen, a 42-year-old man, suffered a cardiac arrest. Fortunately, United Hatzalah volunteer … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Ambulance Team Saves Choking Victim On Rosh HaShanah

Just after 2:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon, the second day of Rosh HaShanah, United Hatzalah regional paramedic Doron Shapir, was in the middle of an ambulance shift on the organization’s mobile intensive care ambulance in the Haifa region, when he … Continue reading

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Providing Better Care For My Patients By Befriending Fellow First Responders

Yitzhak Sheinberg, a United Hatzalah volunteer from Haifa, works as a nurse’s assistant for a local health clinic. He is married and has two children. Since the summer, Yitzhak has also been working as a Covid-19 test-taker and has been … Continue reading

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Anaphylactic Reaction Nearly Brings Tragedy To Quiet Shabbat Meal

Two months ago, a family was sitting in their home in Haifa on Friday night for their Shabbat meal. Everything was carrying on as normal until the mother noticed that her 4-year-old son was having trouble breathing. She asked her … Continue reading

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Teams of Furloughed Volunteers Throughout The Country Deliver Food To Elderly And People in Isolation

United Hatzalah volunteers across Israel have initiated a campaign working together with social services of local and regional councils to deliver food packages to those in need of financial assistance, people stuck in isolation and the elderly. Volunteers have already … Continue reading

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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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