Tag Archives: Jerusalem

EMT in Training Saves A Life While Playing Tennis

Friday morning a week ago at the Jerusalem Tennis Center, Joel Atkin, a student of United Hatzalah’s NREMT training program helped resuscitate an older man who had collapsed a few courts down from where Atkin was playing his daily tennis … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah and Terem Medical Clinics Achieve Training Partnership

United Hatzalah and Terem Medical Clinics have recently reached a partnership agreement in which United Hatzalah ambulance team leaders can perform their clinical training during shifts in select Terem urgent care clinics throughout Israel. “The goal of our partnership is … Continue reading

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Remembering Ezra Schwartz Through The Families Who Saved Lives With Him

Seven years ago, in 2010, four childhood friends from Sharon, Massachusetts, Josh Hanau, Dani Lerner, Ariel Goldman, and Ezra Schwartz, and their families donated an ambucycle together to help support the work of United Hatzalah. They raised the money needed … Continue reading

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From Postal to Post Trauma – EMT Saves Child’s Life Amid Visit to Post Office

On Monday afternoon, United Hatzalah’s dispatch center received an emergency call just after 1:00 p.m. regarding a child who was choking. The child was at daycare when he choked on a piece of a cookie that he was eating. United … Continue reading

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Jewish and Muslim Emergency Dispatchers In Jerusalem Caught on Film Praying Together During Break

On Thursday evening two emergency response dispatchers from United Hatzalah went on their shift break and took time out to pray in the break-room. Both responders prayed their evening prayers but they were of two different religions. Working side by … Continue reading

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Saving Lives Together to Build Our Communities

Last Thursday night an emergency alert went out on the radio network of United Hatzalah from the organization’s dispatch center in Jerusalem, notifying all of the EMS personnel in the Mevaseret region to an emergency taking place in Kibbutz Tzuba. … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma First Responder Tells of Treating Fellows After Officer Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

“It is Monday afternoon and I am at work in Jerusalem. I get an alert that a motor vehicle accident has occurred at the Nayot intersection and that a Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit team is needed to treat some … Continue reading

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Child Who Died, Dances on Stage 5 Days Later

On Thursday a two-year-old boy left his family’s sukkah in the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem just after lunch and made his way to a nearby pond where he slipped and drowned. The missing boy was underwater for sometime before … Continue reading

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Rav Chaim Kanievsky Surprises United Hatzalah With Sukkot Visit, Blessing and Donation

In a moving surprise visit by Maran Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky Shlita, the leaders of United Hatzalah were honored to welcome the great sage for a short visit to the organization’s national headquarters in Jerusalem and to receive a blessing for … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Puts Family in the Spotlight at Annual Concert

As we get deeper into the holiday season, United Hatzalah is putting the finishing touches on their annual concert that will take place in Binyanei Ha’Umah on Monday, October 9th, the 4th day of Chol Hamoed Sukkot. As opposed to previous … Continue reading

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