Tag Archives: Psychotrauma

United Hatzalah Inaugurates New Ambulance for Psychotrauma Unit and Central Jerusalem

On Friday morning, at the Wolfson buildings on Diskin Street,  United Hatzalah inaugurated a new ambulance. “The new ambulance will be a dual purpose ambulance,” said Miriam Ballin, Director of the organization’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit. “The ambulance will … Continue reading

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Helping Others Cope With Tragedy – The Story of Tobi Friedman

Israel Independence Day, just after noon – “Today I got a call that put what is important to me into perspective. As I was just beginning my family barbecue in honor of Israel’s Independence Day, I received an emergency call … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit Responds to Yom Ha’atzmaut Fatality

The Kiryat Gat Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel have gotten used to seeing United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit in action over the past few months, so said Team Leader Yaakov Weinberg in a thank you note to the … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Welcomes Newest Recruit and First Member of Psychotrauma K-9 Unit

Trauma’s New Best Friend United Hatzalah Welcomes Newest Recruit and First Member of Psychotrauma K-9 Unit On Sunday, Israel’s EMS Psychotrauma Unit welcomed its newest member who has four paws and is named Lucy. Lucy got her paws wet, so … Continue reading

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EMT Astounded by Seeing Psychotrauma Crisis and Response Unit In Action

“It takes a lot to truly surprise me. I’ve been an EMT for years and I have seen a lot of trauma. From car accidents to sudden infant deaths, terror attacks, and many other medical emergencies. As a first responder … Continue reading

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In mass terror attacks, psychologists on the heels of EMTs

First responders include trained psychologists and social workers to help witnesses reconnect to reality in the face of trauma As reported by the Times of Israel Emergency first responders weren’t the only people speeding towards the terror attack on the … Continue reading

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Psychotrauma Unit Treats Casualties, Thanked by Mayor at Building Fire in Jerusalem

On Sunday evening, a building located on Shahal Street, a major thoroughfare of the Givat Mordechai neighborhood in Jerusalem, caught fire. The Jerusalem Fire Department, the Police Department, and United Hatzalah – the national volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization … Continue reading

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