Tag Archives: Rescue

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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Saving a Life on a Bicycle

In addition to using regulars cars, ambucycles, ATVs, and other vehicles, United Hatzalah first responders also use electric bicycles.  Elie Becher is one such electric bicycle rider. Through his own struggles with Crohn’s Disease, Elie was inspired to study medicine … Continue reading

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Saving Lives in Unexpected Ways

Yechiel Gurfein continues his amazing work as a United Hatzalah volunteer, saving lives with his emergency electric bicycle. Sometimes, Yechiel saves lives in unexpected ways. Recently, Yechiel was staying at a friend’s home in the central Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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In Less Than a Minute He Saved a Woman’s Life

On a recent Sunday afternoon, a 70-year-old woman was crossing the street in Jerusalem when she was struck and run over by a massive truck, severely injuring her legs. Horrified witnesses quickly called for help. Nati Osteri, a volunteer United … Continue reading

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Man Successfully Revived at Western Wall During IDF Swearing in Ceremony

On Thursday evening during the swearing-in ceremony of the Kfir Brigade at the Kotel, a man spontaneously collapsed to the floor.   Tair Aviani Carmi whose son was participating in the swearing-in ceremony, was in the crowd and standing just … Continue reading

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Israeli Expertise Used To Train India and Sri Lanka First Responders

The AJC and United Hatzalah are teaming up to train first responders in India and Sri Lanka in mass casualty incidents and disaster management. The mission, which is being funded by the AJC, is bringing five experts from United Hatzalah … Continue reading

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