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A Cold Drink, Inspecting Gear and a Letter of Thanks to Volunteers on a Hot Day

For the past two weeks during the hot afternoon hours, Deputy Director of Volunteer Operations Ariel Ben David, and Chief Paramedic Avi Marcus, have been surprising United Hatzalah volunteers in the field by bringing them a cold drink and a … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India Wants to Build EMS System Modeled After Israel’s United Hatzalah

United Hatzalah has been working together with the AJC to build a community-based EMS response model in India. The two organizations aim to build a similar first responders model to the one that has been so effective in Israel. In … Continue reading

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EMT Treats Girl for Allergic Reaction to Lotion, Develops Same Reaction In Spite of Following Protocol

An allergic reaction is not something that is contagious, however, an unlikely situation occurred on Wednesday, when EMS teams were called to help treat a young woman who developed a severe allergic reaction to a tanning cream that she had … Continue reading

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What is an Angel in Orange?

When one thinks of an angel they might think of the color white. However, in Israel, the color of angels is actually orange. When people need emergency medical help and they are sitting and waiting with tears in their eyes … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Finishes Preparations for 2017 Meron Operation Ahead of Lag Ba’Omer Holiday

Hundreds of EMTs, dozens of paramedics and doctors, as well as numerous emergency transport vehicles are ready and waiting to be spread across the town of Meron and accompanying hillside ahead of this weekend’s festivities celebrating the 33rd day of … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Congratulates David Friedman on Being Sworn In As US Ambassador To Israel

Israel’s national volunteer emergency medical services organization United Hatzalah wishes to congratulate former International Committee member Mr. David Friedman on being sworn in as the 20th U.S. Ambassador to Israel today. The Swearing-in Ceremony, which took place in the Indian … Continue reading

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Christians United For Israel Learns How Lifesaving Is Uniting the People of Israel

Last week, a special delegation from Christians United for Israel (CUFI) visited the headquarters of United Hatzalah (UH) in Jerusalem to learn about Hatzlah’s lifesaving, all-volunteer, emergency medical services (EMS) model, and to see firsthand how the Hatzalah model is … Continue reading

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Alexander Brothers Hold Philanthropic Event at Their Iconic Home in Support of Saving Lives in Israel

On February 28th, Alon and Tal Alexander held a gathering in their swanky SOHO apartment in Manhattan in order to support the emergency medical services (EMS) efforts of an Israeli volunteer organization that is revolutionizing EMS response all over the … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Welcomes Newest Recruit and First Member of Psychotrauma K-9 Unit

Trauma’s New Best Friend United Hatzalah Welcomes Newest Recruit and First Member of Psychotrauma K-9 Unit On Sunday, Israel’s EMS Psychotrauma Unit welcomed its newest member who has four paws and is named Lucy. Lucy got her paws wet, so … Continue reading

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To be the spouse of a volunteer EMT in Israel

To Be The Spouse of a Volunteer EMT To be the spouse of a volunteer EMT in Israel means to keep some extra grape juice on hand in case one needs to make Havdalah (culmination ceremony of Shabbat) by one’s … Continue reading

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