Tag Archives: Rescue

Saving My Own Mother

United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Noa Salant was shocked when she responded to an emergency incident to find her mother to be the patient in need of medical care. The family was supposed to get together for some quality time and … Continue reading

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Israeli EMT Rescues Injured Hiker in India’s Himalayan Mountains

This past Friday just before Shabbat began, an Israeli hiker fell approximately 40 meters down while trekking up the Bashisht mountains near the town of Old Manali, India. Chabad Rabbi, Menachem Bakush, who works out of the Chabad house in … Continue reading

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A Truck, A Bus, A Car, and Dog, Oh My!

Just before midnight on April 23rd, a serious vehicular accident occurred on Highway 4 at the Givat Shmuel interchange near Ramat Gan. The collision involved a commercial truck, a bus, a private car, and a dog. Riding his speedy ambucycle, … Continue reading

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It Is All Worth It

My name is Lahav Peled and I’ve been a United Hatzalah volunteer for a bit more than a year. I live in Kiryat Tivon, a town near Haifa, in northern Israel. My family and I were visiting my wife’s parents … Continue reading

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From R&R To Rescuing – An EMT Getting Treatment At The Dead Sea Saves An Unconscious Child

Sholem Hack a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, injured his knee a few weeks ago and received a recommendation from his physiotherapist that the salt-water in the Dead Sea would be helpful to prevent further swelling. He traveled to the Dead … Continue reading

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A Dance of Life

By: Dvir Adani My name is Dvir Adani and I am a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah. I am a person who often participates in quite a few parties. Living in Israel’s cultural center in the greater Tel Aviv area, … Continue reading

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60 Seconds to Begin CPR – Go!

Recently one Thursday evening, a man was driving home when he suffered a cardiac arrest and lost consciousness in the middle of his evening commute. The man’s vehicle crashed into another car on the busy roadway; terrified witnesses dialed the … Continue reading

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United Hatzalah Opens New Chapter in Colombia

United Hatzalah is expanding its operations to include a new country, Colombia. Adding to the organization’s international branches which already include Panama, Ukraine and Jersey City in the United States, Colombia is set to become the fifth country in the … Continue reading

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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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In Winter Weather The Right Vehicle Saves The Day

One of the lesser-known vehicles that United Hatzalah uses to save lives is the ATV or All-Terrain-Vehicle. The organization has close to 40 of these vehicles distributed across the country in locations where there is a lot of need for … Continue reading

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