Tag Archives: Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit

Psychotrauma Support Following Saturday’s Fatal Accident – A Delicate Balance

On Shabbat morning at around 5:00 a.m., 4 drunken teenagers were driving in a fast-moving vehicle down the highway and quickly approaching a sobriety checkpoint near the Beit Dagan intersection. Instead of slowing down, they crashed straight through the blockade … Continue reading

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The Cherry on Top

On Sunday, a few minutes before midnight, a 77-year-old woman was found by her caretaker unconscious in her bed in Rishon LeTsiyon. The caretaker was distraught and frantically called the woman’s son to help her. As soon as he heard … Continue reading

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I’m an Israeli first responder. The Meron disaster taught me the importance of mental health

By Dov Maisel It’s been a year since one of the most harrowing civilian tragedies ever experienced in Israel — the stampede and subsequent “crush” on Mount Meron that killed 45 people celebrating Lag B’Omer.  I was standing near the … Continue reading

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One Killed In Accident On Highway 6 Near Kiryat Gat The Two Others Left Injured

On Sunday morning at around 7:00 a.m., a fatal two-car accident occurred near the Kiryat Gat interchange on highway 6, leaving one person dead and two others lightly injured.  A vehicle for road construction stood on the side of the … Continue reading

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The Night My Life Became Abnormal Dealing With The Aftermath of The Elad Terror Attack

By: Moshe Sa’adon   Sunday morning was relatively normal, after 3 incredibly busy days. The kind of days I have never experienced, and I hope that they will not happen ever again. I pray that this is so. It took … Continue reading

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Helping Ukrainian Refugees Through The Present Into An Uncertain Future

When you arrive on the border of a war zone, you expect to be doing a certain kind of work. Dealign with refugees, helping people who have lost everything cope at the border as they say goodbye to their homeland … Continue reading

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Meet Women Volunteers in Moldova on International Women’s Day

March 8th marks Women’s Day, a celebration of strong women throughout the world. This post is dedicated to United Hatzalah volunteers serving Operation Orange Wings and stationed in Moldova. Your friends in Israel are inspired by the dedication, passion, and … Continue reading

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Something Huge, something Historical

By: Daniel Katzenstein   A delegation of 55 medical professionals from United Hatzalah of Israel is currently here in Chisinau, Moldova. We are undertaking a humanitarian mission to assist Ukrainian refugees who are fleeing their country in order to stay … Continue reading

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Mass Casualty Incident Training Drill

United Hatzalah took a lead role in a strategic mass casualty drill that took place last week. As an emergency medical response organization, our volunteers must prepare for the worst while we hope for the best. Several times a year, … Continue reading

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Two Yechiels On Bicycles Save The Life Of a Man In A Cafe Next To Machane Yehuda Market

On Sunday evening, at around 6:00 p.m., in a cafe on Chaim Valero street in Jerusalem, a 67-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest.  Yechiel Gurfein, a United Hatzalah of Israel volunteer EMT and photographer from Jerusalem, immediately received the notification … Continue reading

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