Tag Archives: Israel

Continuing His Legacy — Volunteer EMT Barak Shlush Saves Lives In Memory Of His Grandfather

By Devorah Klein United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Barak Shlush hails from the city of Netanya. Barak is a very active first responder and has participated in saving many lives over the course of the past two years. This of course … Continue reading

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Disaster At A Steel Factory

A few weeks ago, just after 12 p.m., in the city of Kiryat Malachi in Israel’s southern region, a 35-year-old man was working at his job in a steel factory using a slicing machine, when he accidentally turned the machine … Continue reading

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Being Prepared Mentally Can Help You Save A Life

Earlier this week on a Wednesday night, just after 9 p.m. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Chani Vaknin, was returning from her nightly run, when a neighbor approached her, just as she was walking into her apartment building. He told her … Continue reading

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Acting Quickly Saves Lives

Eliyahu Haliva is a United Hatzalah EMT who lives and serves in the city of Be’er Yaakov, a small city next to Rishon LeTsiyon. Two weeks ago, Eliyahu was studying in a Kollel (Torah study center) on an exceptionally hot … Continue reading

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Finding A Missing Elderly Woman In The Coronavirus Era

Liran Mazkereth is a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT living in Tel Aviv and serving with the Herzliya team. On a recent Wednesday night, United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center was alerted to an 80-year-old woman who was reported missing in … Continue reading

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A Special Bar Mitzvah At A Corona Hotel

On Saturday night, A special Bar Mitzvah celebration was held at the Ya’arim Hotel in Ma’aleh HaHamisha, which has been designated as a “Corona Hotel” housing people who have been diagnosed as being ill with the virus.  One of the … Continue reading

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Participating In A Miracle On A Construction Sight

One afternoon a few months ago, United Hatzalah EMT Omer Elian, was at a customer’s office, installing a door for their entrance, when his United Hatzalah communications device alerted him to a nearby accident. A man had been observing construction … Continue reading

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Not Your Typical Saturday At The Zoo

By – Devo Klein One Shabbat afternoon at 3 pm, David Badar was enjoying an afternoon nap when he awoke to the buzzing of his United Hatzalah communication device. The dispatch was alerting him to a child who had sustained … Continue reading

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For The First Time Since Its Inception – United Hatzalah Receives Official Visit From Health Minister

Israel’s Health Minister, Yuli Edelstein, visitedUnited Hatzalah of Israel’s headquarters on Sunday, in an official capacity. Minister Edelstein is the first health minister in Israel who arranged an official visit to the organization since its founding in 2006. The minister … Continue reading

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Druze Park Ranger and EMT Saves Jewish Choking Infant In Nachal Amud

Afiw Bkreia lives in the town of Peki’in and works as a park ranger in the national park of Nachal Amud in Israel’s Galilee. He is married with one son and is a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah. On Tuesday, … Continue reading

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