Tag Archives: IDF

Former Atlanta Doctor Finds Commonality in Civilian and Military EMS Approaches in Israel

Former Atlantan Dr. Arie Pelta has been appointed to be the new head of medicine for the Beit Shemesh region of United Hatzalah. Pelta, a reservist in the IDF, is currently in the middle of combat medical officer training but … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Opens Special Re-Training Program for Recently Released Military Medics to Join Civilian EMS

United Hatzalah has recently begun a countrywide campaign in which the organization is making the registration and retraining procedure for military and combat medics to enter the civilian arena as EMTs much simpler,” said Moti Elmaliach, United Hatzalah Spokesperson. “Military … Continue reading

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Ahead of Israel’s Independence Day, United Hatzalah Steps Up Collaboration With IDF’s Search and Rescue Unit

On Monday afternoon, ten Search and Rescue Units took part in a joint exercise with the IDF’s Search and Rescue Unit 669 and United Hatzalah. According to Shmuel Avraham, the Director of Emergency and Security Operations at United Hatzalah, approximately … Continue reading

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Helping Holocaust Survivors With Dignity

Esther Hotzlman is an 84-year-old widow who lives with one of her children in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem. She immigrated to Israel at the age of 13 after surviving the holocaust. Esther originally hails from Greece and has had … Continue reading

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In mass terror attacks, psychologists on the heels of EMTs

First responders include trained psychologists and social workers to help witnesses reconnect to reality in the face of trauma As reported by the Times of Israel Emergency first responders weren’t the only people speeding towards the terror attack on the … Continue reading

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How one life-saver empowers the lives of many

One of the most important positions in any emergency medical service (EMS) organization is the role that is played by the course instructors. These instructors are responsible for training new EMTs and, thereby, are directly responsible for how well those … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMS organization United Hatzalah, Israel Defense Forces hold cooperative Mass Casualty Event drill including helicopter evacuation with Unit 669 to become more adept at saving lives

On Monday February, 29th, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) held a Mass Casualty Training Exercise (MCI) near the densely populated city of Beitar Illit which is located in Northern Gush Etzion. The United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs, Paramedics and Doctors of … Continue reading

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