Tag Archives: Jerusalem

United Hatzalah EMS Couple and Pair of Twins Receive Citation of Excellence From Mayor of Jerusalem

On Wednesday, the citation for excellence was presented to volunteers of each branch of emergency services in Jerusalem. In the field of EMS, the award was presented to Miriam and Dr. Adam Ballin for their dedication and devotion as United … Continue reading

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Turning Terror into Acts of Loving-kindness

Family of Terror Victim Sued Iran Dedicates Ambulance in Honor of Fallen Loved One 14 years ago, on June 11th, 2003, Alan Beer and 16 other people were murdered by a terrorist who blew himself up on the 14a bus … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Inaugurates New Ambulance for Psychotrauma Unit and Central Jerusalem

On Friday morning, at the Wolfson buildings on Diskin Street,  United Hatzalah inaugurated a new ambulance. “The new ambulance will be a dual purpose ambulance,” said Miriam Ballin, Director of the organization’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit. “The ambulance will … Continue reading

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Saying Thank You

On Thursday, a man walked into United Hatzalah’s headquarters in Jerusalem. He asked the first person he saw, “When someone calls in an emergency who answers the phone? Where is your dispatch center?” Moshe Levy, a volunteer EMT with the … Continue reading

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Helping Holocaust Survivors With Dignity

Esther Hotzlman is an 84-year-old widow who lives with one of her children in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem. She immigrated to Israel at the age of 13 after surviving the holocaust. Esther originally hails from Greece and has had … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMT Goes Extra Mile and Provides for Infant of Patient Left at Home

On Thursday night, just after Midnight, United Hatzalah received an emergency alert about a woman who had given birth a week and a half prior who was suffering from gynecological complications. Two minutes after the call came in two United … Continue reading

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In mass terror attacks, psychologists on the heels of EMTs

First responders include trained psychologists and social workers to help witnesses reconnect to reality in the face of trauma As reported by the Times of Israel Emergency first responders weren’t the only people speeding towards the terror attack on the … Continue reading

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Trauma expert tells of ‘horrific’ scene at suspected Jerusalem murder-suicide

From the Jerusalem Post: One day after witnessing the immediate aftermath of a mother who reportedly killed her four young daughters, then took her own life in the family’s Jerusalem apartment, the head of United Hatzalah’s Trauma and Crisis Response … Continue reading

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Toronto Mayor John Tory Commends Israeli Volunteer Emergency Medical Services

Toronto Mayor John Tory visited Israeli volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization United Hatzalah on Wednesday evening and was impressed by what he saw. “It’s remarkable what you do here,” Tory said after receiving a brief tour and explanation of … Continue reading

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The Couple that Saves Lives Together on Shabbat

Amazing Shabbat story from Jerusalem United Hatzalah volunteer Miriam Miedzinski-Ballin. “Last night I was preparing shabbat dinner when my MIRS radio started talking. It was the familiar voice of the United Hatzalah dispatch operator delivering information about a serious call, … Continue reading

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