Tag Archives: Paramedic

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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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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Israeli Volunteer Doctor Talks About Her Experiences Helping People in Texas After Harvey

My name is Dr. Miriam Staub and I was one of the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response team members that were sent to help evacuees in Houston by the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) and United Hatzalah (UH). While in the Houston … Continue reading

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Paramedic Saves a Life Thanks to Her Car Breaking Down

On Thursday afternoon, upon finishing her day of filming instructional videos for new emergency medical technicians at United Hatzalah headquarters in Jerusalem, Revital Curiel couldn’t get her car started. The regional paramedic of the organization’s Negev chapter, who also works … Continue reading

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EMS Couple Save The Life Of African Immigrant To Israel

Last Thursday, a couple’s night out was cut short by not one but two medical emergencies. Miri Shvimmer a volunteer paramedic, and Lior Ashkenazi, a volunteer EMT, and ambucycle driver were attending a performance of Les Miserable at Tel Aviv’s … Continue reading

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Story From the Streets – Commitment

My name is Avi Marcus. I am married with five children and live in Petach Tikva, a city located to the northwest of Tel Aviv. I am the chief paramedic for United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer community-based EMS services. I … Continue reading

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Caring for the Spouses of Volunteer EMTs

United Hatzalah Creates Special Branch to Support Spouses of Volunteer EMTs Israel’s volunteer, community-based, EMS response organization United Hatzalah, has established a special branch for the spouses of its EMS volunteers. The goal of this branch is to provide the spouses … Continue reading

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How one life-saver empowers the lives of many

One of the most important positions in any emergency medical service (EMS) organization is the role that is played by the course instructors. These instructors are responsible for training new EMTs and, thereby, are directly responsible for how well those … Continue reading

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