Tag Archives: Psychotrauma

United Hatzalah To Train South African First Responders in Psyhcological and Emotional First Aid

This article was written by Rebecca Stadlen Amir first appeared in Israel21C United Hatzalah of Israel is sending a delegation of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to Johannesburg, South Africa, to train their counterparts in providing effective psychotrauma care in times of … Continue reading

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As Conflict in South Intensifies Newly Graduated Psychological First Responders and Inaugurated Volunteer House Open to Provide Aid

As the veil of conflict once again falls on Israel’s southern area and the city of Sderot, United Hatzalah of Israel has increased its presence in the conflict zone by opening a new volunteer house and graduating a new course … Continue reading

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Jaffa Explosion – Perspective From a First Responder

One of the most difficult things to do as a first responder is to prepare yourself mentally for the situation that you are about to walk into. There are so many variables and so many unknowns that take place in … Continue reading

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Israel Rescue Coalition and United Hatzalah Team Helps Evacuees in Atlanta and Savannah Before Heading to Florida

The Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) and United Hatzalah (UH) Search and Rescue team that departed Israel on Saturday night landed in Atlanta early Sunday morning. The team stocked up on supplies to bring to battered Florida but was grounded due … 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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IRC and United Hatzalah Sending Search and Rescue, EMS and Psychotrauma Teams To Florida In Response to Irma

On Thursday at 9:30 a.m. the directorship of the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) met in order to make plans for deployment to Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Members of Israel’s Search and Rescue Units, as well as medical … Continue reading

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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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