Tag Archives: Paramedic

Beit Shemesh Mayor Thanks United Hatzalah Following Successful Mass Casualty Incident Drill

On Wednesday night, United Hatzalah of Israel held a mass-casualty-incident drill that simulated a bridge collapsing on Highway 38. The drill took place at the National Police Academy in the industrial section of Beit Shemesh. Participating in the drill together … 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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Ambulance Driver Saves Three Lives In One Day

On Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in Teveria, United Hatzalah volunteer Paramedic David Merizan began a day of lifesaving that would see him save the lives of three people in separate incidents. The first emergency which David was alerted to, … Continue reading

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A Jab Of Love

30-year-old Yogev and 22-year-old Noa Ben-Yehuda are a married couple living in Ashdod. The couple volunteer as United Hatzalah EMTs in the Ashdod chapter. The two have been volunteering since they met a year-and-a-half-ago, Noa volunteers as a paramedic and … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Had A Feeling So Great It Is Difficult To Put Into Words?

A week ago on Shabbat morning, an elderly woman aspirated half-an-hour after eating breakfast in her home in Holon. Her raspy coughing alerted her daughter, who quickly ran to her side. At first, the daughter didn’t realize the seriousness of … Continue reading

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Dramatic CPR on Train Saves A Life

United Hatzalah paramedic Liad Ohana was traveling by train from his home in Ofakim to Tel Aviv on Monday morning when he heard screams coming from the seat behind him. A man had collapsed and was unconscious. Liad immediately rushed … Continue reading

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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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