Tag Archives: Paramedic

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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A New Birth A New Beginning

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, and Director of the organization’s women’s unit, Gitty Beer was cooking soup for dinner when she was alerted to a woman in labor in her community in Jerusalem. Gitty almost forgot to turn off the stove … Continue reading

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A Life-Saving Couple That Saved A Couple Of Lives Over The Weekend

Miri Shvimmer and Lior Eskenasy are an engaged couple who both live in Holon and are both United Hatzalah volunteer responders.  In fact, they often ride to emergencies together on Lior’s ambucycle. “Whenever there are calls that need ALS we … Continue reading

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The U.S. Needs More Paramedics. Israel Might Have the Answer

This article was originally published in The Weekly Standard and was written by Mark Hemingway The police response to the Parkland, Fla., school shooting has been much criticized for being cowardly and negligent. But one aspect of the poor response deserves … Continue reading

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Training Them To Respond

Avi Marcus is married with five children and lives in Petach Tikva, a city located to the northwest of Tel Aviv. He is the Chief Paramedic for United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer community-based EMS services organization. One of the main … Continue reading

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Muslim First Responder Eulogizes Sgt. Shiloh Siman Tov Who Died of His Injuries Sustained in a Fatal Car Accident on Highway Six

Muawia Kabha was the first responder at the fatal car accident on Highway 6 on February 13th that claimed the lives of three Golani soldiers. Kabha, who is Muslim, is a United Hatzalah volunteer paramedic. He had been driving his … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Opens New Chapter in Samaria

At the beginning of January, United Hatzalah opened its second new chapter in Judea and Samaria in as many weeks. The newest chapter known as Western Binyamin, covers the area of the south-west part of Samaria and includes the towns … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Inaugurates New Team of Responders in Mount Hevron Region

Following our recent promise to increase the level of response in Judea and Samaria, United Hatzalah inaugurated a new team of volunteer first responders in the Mount Hevron region on Thursday. The new team of 24 medical volunteers is comprised … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Inaugurates 11 New Ambulances

United Hatzalah inaugurated 11 new ambulances on Thursday afternoon at in Tel Aviv. The ambulances, which will serve communities throughout Israel, are the newest addition to the existing fleet which now numbers close to 40 ambulances across the country. These … Continue reading

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Learning CPR is So Important Even the Knesset Is Getting Into It

It is one of the most important things that a person can learn and hope that they never use it. CPR, the Heimlich Maneuver, and other basic life-saving procedures can and do save lives when people need them the most. From … Continue reading

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