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Kinneret Emergency Training Drill Simulates Marine Rescue From Burning Boat

More than 40 volunteers from United Hatzalah participated in a training drill on the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) that simulated a mass casualty incident on a burning tourist boat. The volunteers, who hailed from Tiberias (Tevaria) and the surrounding area … Continue reading

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Israeli First Responder Faces Emergency While In Transit at Newark Airport

Last week, United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and Regional Coordinator Gavy Friedson was traveling through Newark Airport on his way back from a speaking engagement in Vancouver, Canada. Friedson had been talking about how the organization saves lives by having volunteers … Continue reading

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Israeli Delegation of Emergency Services Meet With Ukranian Government to Discuss Preparations For Rosh Hashanah Pilgrimage to Uman –

In preparation for the tens of thousands of Jewish visitors who will be heading to Uman, Ukraine this year for Rosh Hashanah, an Israeli delegation of representatives from emergency services met with representatives of the Ukrainian government. High ranking Ukrainian … Continue reading

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Collaborative Terror Drill Held in Tevaria’s IDF Conscription Base

Last Wednesday, Ambulance Merizan and United Hatzalah joined forces with the local and national police forces in a combined drill that simulated a terror attack in the city of Tevaria, Israel’s largest city on the Kineret, or Sea of Galilee. … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma First Responder Tells of Treating Fellows After Officer Killed in Motor Vehicle Accident

“It is Monday afternoon and I am at work in Jerusalem. I get an alert that a motor vehicle accident has occurred at the Nayot intersection and that a Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit team is needed to treat some … Continue reading

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Emergency E-Bike Stolen Over Sukkot Returned to United Hatzalah Volunteer

An emergency electric bicycle outfitted with first response equipment, lights and sirens, was stolen from an apartment complex on Malchei Yisrael Street in Tel Aviv on the first day of Sukkot. The emergency bicycle was given by United Hatzalah EMS organization … Continue reading

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Breaking and Entering to Save a Life

Late Saturday night, three weeks ago, United Hatzalah dispatch alerted Dov Eichler to a medical emergency in Jerusalem’s Rehavia neighborhood. The dedicated volunteer immediately jumped on his ambucycle and raced to the address. He had left from the string bridge … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Volunteers Leave Appreciation Event To Respond To A Murder

On Thursday, members of United Hatzalah volunteer EMS services were in the middle of an appreciation event hosted by the Deputy Mayor of Rehovot when they were called to respond to a shooting. The incident took place in the fields … 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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