Tag Archives: Israel

The Year in Review – A Look Back at United Hatzalah’s Biggest Stories from 5777

United Hatzalah has had an exceptionally eventful year, one which saw a new fleet of ambucycles dedicated, the first ever intensive care ambulance inaugurated, the organization launch two international mission and be recognized as a national rescue agency, the organization … Continue reading

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IRC and UH Locate All Missing People in Jewish Communities in the Florida Keys

After four days of intensive work in the hard-hit Florida Keys, the commanding officer of the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) and United Hatzalah rescue teams announced that the team had helped to locate all missing people from the Jewish communities … Continue reading

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Israeli Team Assisting Florida Keys Residents Save Dozens on Tuesday, To Continue Rescue Operations in the Area For the Duration of Mission

On Tuesday, the Israel Rescue Coalition and United Hatzalah first response teams divided up into two groups with one headed to Key West, and the other headed to Naples. In Naples, the team walked into pandemonium. Houses were completely destroyed … Continue reading

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Israel Rescue Coalition and United Hatzalah Team to Assist in Hardest Hit Areas, Florida Keys and Naples

Ever since the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) and United Hatzalah (UH) emergency aid team departed for Florida it has been one rescue related stop after another. First, their flight was diverted to Atlanta, as all airports in Florida were closed. … Continue reading

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Only 10% of Israelis Know How to Properly Administer CPR

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had a serious medical emergency and collapsed on the street? Who would help you? Sadly, according to a new study that was carried out by the Smith Institute, only 10% of … Continue reading

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IRC and United Hatzalah Sending Search and Rescue, EMS and Psychotrauma Teams To Florida In Response to Irma

On Thursday at 9:30 a.m. the directorship of the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) met in order to make plans for deployment to Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Members of Israel’s Search and Rescue Units, as well as medical … Continue reading

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Helping Houston Evacuees 20 or 2,500 at a Time

As of Sunday afternoon, some 2,500 evacuees from Houston and the surrounding towns of Beaumont and Port Arthur had made their way to the mega-shelter set up for them at the Dallas Convention Center. At the center, all the services … Continue reading

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Israel Rescue Coalition Sending Psychological First Aid Team To Help in Houston

On Wednesday evening, the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) will mobilize and dispatch a team comprised of elite members of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit to Houston, Texas in order to provide mental and emotional stabilization to people who … Continue reading

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From Pizza to Life Saving, Newly Trained Volunteer Gets Crash Course in How to Drop Everything and Run

This past Saturday night, Yechiel was enjoying pizza with a fellow volunteer when the pair received an urgent alert from United Hatzalah Command Center. A motorcyclist had collided with a car at a nearby intersection. Hearing their radios crackle, the … Continue reading

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Paramedic Saves a Life Thanks to Her Car Breaking Down

On Thursday afternoon, upon finishing her day of filming instructional videos for new emergency medical technicians at United Hatzalah headquarters in Jerusalem, Revital Curiel couldn’t get her car started. The regional paramedic of the organization’s Negev chapter, who also works … Continue reading

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