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By Land, By Sea, and Now… By Air: United Hatzalah inaugurates air medical unit with 3 medevac helicopters

United Hatzalah of Israel inaugurated today its air medical unit (medevac) comprised of three helicopters and 30 flight paramedics. The unit will provide immediate air medical assistance in the north, center, and south of Israel. The helicopters, which are operated … Continue reading

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Foreign Volunteers Can Now Pre-Register To Help Israel In Event Of Large-Scale Earthquake

Following the continued tremors and aftershocks that have shaken Israel’s north for the past week, Israel’s Health Ministry and the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) have informally asked United Hatzalah to pre-register all available and willing members of Hatzolah organizations … Continue reading

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Only 10% of Israelis Know How to Properly Administer CPR

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had a serious medical emergency and collapsed on the street? Who would help you? Sadly, according to a new study that was carried out by the Smith Institute, only 10% of … Continue reading

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Israeli MCI drill empowers female EMTs

As published by EMS 1: Eighty-nine women participated in what was the first ever all-female mass casualty incident drill of its kind in Israel. The women, many of whom are from different Ultra-Orthodox communities in Israel, recently finished EMT training … Continue reading

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Arab Doctor in Israel Saves Fellow EMS Responder on His First Day

In a continuing effort to expand operations to every community in Israel, United Hatzalah welcomed its newest doctor last Thursday. Dr. Murad Issam Odeh joined the East Jerusalem chapter of United Hatzalah at a special evening held to honor the … Continue reading

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Volunteer EMS organization United Hatzalah, Israel Defense Forces hold cooperative Mass Casualty Event drill including helicopter evacuation with Unit 669 to become more adept at saving lives

On Monday February, 29th, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) held a Mass Casualty Training Exercise (MCI) near the densely populated city of Beitar Illit which is located in Northern Gush Etzion. The United Hatzalah volunteer EMTs, Paramedics and Doctors of … Continue reading

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