Tag Archives: IDF

“Direct Missile Strike” – Mass Casualty Incident Training Drill Held By United Hatzalah and IDF in Kibbutz Kvutzat Yavneh

“Direct Missile Strike!” – On Monday evening that was the emergency alert received by dozens of first responders in the region of Kvutzat Yavneh as part of the joint training drill that was conducted by United Hatzalah and the IDF. … Continue reading

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Waking Up From A Shabbat Nap To Save a Life In Tel Aviv

Just after 12 pm on Shabbos afternoon, a man in his late 30s was jogging down Histadrut Street in Givatayim when he suddenly suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the street. Worried passersby called emergency services for help.  A … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah and IDF Homefront Command Train Muslim East-Jerusalem Volunteers In Earthquake Response

30 Muslim United Hatzalah volunteers from east Jerusalem underwent specialized rescue training by the IDF’s Home Front Command last week. The purpose of the training was to enable the volunteers, all fully trained medical first responders, to provide an initial … Continue reading

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“Never Could I Predict Something Like This”

By- Hadas Rucham  On Thursday afternoon, June 24th, Israel received the tragic news coming from Surfside, Florida regarding the collapse of the Champlain tower. Details of the collapsed building on Collins Ave quickly spread. The twelve-story condo complex had collapsed … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Holds Combined Mass Casualty Incident Training Just Days After The Mass Casualty Incident in Meron

On Tuesday night, just five days after the Meron tragedy, United Hatzalah held a mass-casualty-incident (MCI) training drill in the northern city of Kiryat Shmona. The drill simulated a motor vehicle accident involving two minibusses that left 30 people of … Continue reading

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Saving A Life On The Edge Of A Cliff

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Moshe Raveh was attending to a medical emergency in the town of Shlomi on Shabbat afternoon and was just packing up his equipment after having finished treating the patient when he received another emergency alert regarding … Continue reading

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Remembering the Fallen In The Time of Corona – United Hatzalah Volunteers Hold Special Ceremony for Fallen of INS Dakar

On Monday, Erev Yom HaZikaron, 69 Jewish, Christian and Muslim volunteers from the Givat Shmuel and Tel Aviv – Yaffo chapters of United Hatzalah held a special ceremony to honor the memories of the 69 fallen soldiers who lost their … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Steps In To Help Bereaved Families On Yom Hazikaron

As the Coronavirus crisis continues to unfold, the Israeli government has issued a lockdown for Yom Hazikoron to prevent mass gatherings and further outbreaks of the virus.  United Hatzlah of Israel will, therefore, be sending its volunteers to the gravesides … Continue reading

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Standing Guard At Jerusalem’s Crossings – A Ramadan Initiative To Safeguard Palestinians Wishing To Enter Jerusalem

A new project has been taking place over the past few weeks in Jerusalem. During the hot days of Ramadan, United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs have been asked to join Israel’s border police and the military police in safeguarding the passage … Continue reading

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From IDF to EMS – a First Responder Brings New Life Into the World

Aviad Ketabi is a United Hatzalah volunteer who is very active in Hadera where he lives. A busy father of 3, Aviad is a veteran of Sayeret Matkal, an elite unit in the IDF. Throughout his military career, the soldier … Continue reading

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