Tag Archives: Israel

My Fifteen-Year-Old Self Saved A Life

The blood pounded in his ears, drowning out the sounds of the frantic passengers around him. The two sisters who had identified themselves as medical professionals were tending to the unconscious woman, obscuring his view. They were over 30,000 feet … Continue reading

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ER Volunteer Finishes Shift And Heads Home To Deliver A Baby

 On Monday night, after an incredibly long day, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Bentzi Goldberg arrived home and was about to relax, when his radio alerted him to a woman giving birth two blocks away. He turned around raced to the … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Opens New Chapter in Samaria

At the beginning of January, United Hatzalah opened its second new chapter in Judea and Samaria in as many weeks. The newest chapter known as Western Binyamin, covers the area of the south-west part of Samaria and includes the towns … Continue reading

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Going The Extra Mile After a Bus Ride Goes Wrong

Last Sunday afternoon, a 92-year-old woman was riding the bus in Ramat Gan when it suddenly jolted to a stop, sending her crashing to the floor. Witnesses called emergency services for help as it appeared that the woman was badly … Continue reading

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The Camp That Will Have Its Participants Saving Lives

A new summer program for Jewish teens from the U.S. and Canada is kicking off in Israel this summer that will combine spirituality, touring and intensive EMS training offering the participants the opportunity to view Israel from a completely new … Continue reading

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An Odd Night At a Military Checkpoint

Yossi Rosen in a United Hatzalah volunteer who lives in Peduel, a small town located in Samaria. One Saturday night at 4:00 am, he was awakened by his United Hatzalah radio that announced that there was a medical emergency in … Continue reading

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Israeli Dispatch Team Aids Ill Patient in New York in Real Time

“Last Saturday night I was working as the shift manager for United Hatzalah’s dispatch and command center in Jerusalem. One of our dispatchers, Eliezer Taib, received a phone call from a woman who said that her son was in a … Continue reading

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“Can Someone Watch My Kids So I can Go Save a Life?”

“Can someone come upstairs to watch my kids? I’m a United Hatzalah EMT and that would allow me to come down and treat the people who are hurt.”   This is what Shmuel Efergen screamed to the gathered crowd of … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Inaugurates New Team of Responders in Mount Hevron Region

Following our recent promise to increase the level of response in Judea and Samaria, United Hatzalah inaugurated a new team of volunteer first responders in the Mount Hevron region on Thursday. The new team of 24 medical volunteers is comprised … Continue reading

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The Park Bench Shift That Saved A Baby’s Life

About three weeks ago, Moshe Dahan was visiting a close friend and fellow ambucycle medic in Modi’in. The pair were chatting in a local park when they received an urgent alert from United Hatzalah Command Center notifying them that a … Continue reading

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