Tag Archives: Israel

A Father and Son, Partners in Lifesaving

Eli and Nir Revel who reside in Mazkeret Batya have an interesting style of how they spend their father-son bonding time. The pair volunteer together with United Hatzalah as first responders and both are trained EMTs. They respond to emergency … Continue reading

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Lawyer Collapses on Way to Work Rescued By Volunteer EMTs

A week ago, an emergency call came in to United Hatzalah’s Dispatch center regarding a man in need of medical assistance on Hamgshimim Street in Petach Tikvah. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shimi Ezer from Elad, was the first responder to … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Tests Out New Sonar Device For Locating Drowning Victims Ahead of Swimming Season

On Monday, United Hatzalah completed its successful testing of the new Sonar device that is now fully operational aboard its ambuboat, Salty Mec II. The boat is the newest addition to its fleet of water rescue vehicles on the Kinneret … Continue reading

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Building Resilience By Responder Intervention One Call At A Time

It isn’t always about terror attacks or mass casualty incidents. Most often, the work of the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit (PCRU) is quiet and emotionally straining. This quiet work of providing support to people undergoing an acute stress reaction … Continue reading

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Three Volunteer Women Assist in a Home Birth in Beit Shemesh That Took Less Than Ten Minutes

At 4:48 a.m on Sunday morning, United Hatzalah volunteers in Beit Shemesh were alerted to an emergency via the Health Ministry’s new application. Two volunteers from the women’s unit of the organization as well as one volunteer from the Midwives … Continue reading

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A Moving Meeting Between a Man and the People Who Saved His Life

The last day of 2018 in Mevaseret Tzion, Tomer Greenzeid, a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT was heading to work when his emergency phone application alerted him to a medical emergency in his vicinity. A 67-year-old man suffered respiratory distress and … Continue reading

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Leaving The Shabbat Table To Save a Life

It was around 8:30 pm Friday night. David Badar from Elad and his family were sitting around the table, in the middle of their Shabbat meal. When all of a sudden, the familiar buzz of David’s United Hatzalah radio alerted … Continue reading

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In Less Than a Minute He Saved a Woman’s Life

On a recent Sunday afternoon, a 70-year-old woman was crossing the street in Jerusalem when she was struck and run over by a massive truck, severely injuring her legs. Horrified witnesses quickly called for help. Nati Osteri, a volunteer United … Continue reading

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Treating a Mass Casualty Incident Alone

One recent evening, I went to visit my mother-in-law. I was suddenly alerted to a mass-casualty-incident in the region resulting from a violent feud between clans. I apologized to my mother-in-law, rushed out to my motorcycle, and started riding to … Continue reading

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President Reuven Rivlin Visits United Hatzalah

On January 10th, 2019, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin visited United Hatzalah’s equipment and logistics center in the Ha Tuv Industrial Zone near Beit Shemesh. During the visit, President Rivlin spoke with numerous volunteers from the organization who came from all … Continue reading

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