Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Falling From a Tower

On Monday afternoon, Hoshanah Rabbah, at around 12:00 p.m., a 47-year-old man fell from the height of around 7 meters while on a ropes course at the Tower of David in the Old City of Jerusalem. He was rappelling down … Continue reading

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Performing CPR In Nursing Home

On Monday afternoon, just before 2:00 p.m., a 61-year-old man was sitting down for a meal with his wife in the dining hall of their nursing home on Malachi Yisrael Street in Jerusalem. The elderly couple were enjoying lunch when … Continue reading

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From Selichot To Lifesaving

On Sunday morning at 3:40 a.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Hillel Hamoi was just preparing to go to bed. He had just come home from Jerusalem, where he attended Selichot prayers with a number of friends from Holon. As he … Continue reading

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Going the Distance To Save a Life

On Wednesday morning, just after 4:00 a.m., United Hatzalah Dispatch and Command Center was notified about a serious medical emergency taking place in the southern neighborhood of Gilo in Jerusalem. An older woman has been found by her loved ones … Continue reading

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Dispatchers Called Upon To Leave Shift In Order To Save A Life

On Monday morning just before 1:00 a.m., United Hatzalah’s Dispatch and Command Center’s shift was coming to an end, when the dispatchers received an emergency phone call from a patient complaining of difficulty breathing. The patient was located just outside … Continue reading

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Collaborative Effort Of First Responders Saves A Jerusalem Man’s Life

On Sunday morning just after 9:00 a.m., a man in his 70s collapsed while taking a shower in the neighborhood of Gilo, in Jerusalem, An ambulance from Yad Sarah that was called to the scene requested backup and United Hatzalah’s … Continue reading

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Doing Everything I Can to Help

Just before 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Shadi Shawar, who lives in the largely Muslim neighborhood of Beit Hanina and works as a manager in customer service in a supermarket, was just finishing his shift when … Continue reading

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Muslim and Jewish EMTs Join Together To Save a Life In Pisgat Zeev

On Sunday night just before midnight, a couple from the Pisgat Zeev neighborhood in Jerusalem was about to go to sleep when the husband suddenly started hearing his wife’s breathing become erratic. He tried to get her to sit up … Continue reading

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Saving A Father In Front Of His Children

On Tuesday night, just after 8 p.m., United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Yishai Salomon was in his home winding down after a long day at work when suddenly his communication device began to ring, alerting him to a nearby emergency. The … Continue reading

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Knowing What To Do On Shabbat

On a recent Shabbat at the end of May, a two-year-old girl was suffering from a suspected respiratory emergency at her home on HaShophet Haim Cohen Street in Jerusalem. United Hatzalah physician responder Dr. Aviram Zeiler left his synagogue and … Continue reading

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