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Dramatic Erev Yom Kippur Rescue: Holocaust Survivor Rescued From Donestk Ukraine

A few days before Yom Kippur, Naftali Rabinovitch, who serves as United Hatzalah Chief of Operations in Ukraine, received an urgent phone call. The woman on the other end of the phone said that she is the granddaughter of an … Continue reading

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Three Men Reunited With The Rescuers Who Saved Their Lives

On Sunday night, three individuals who suffered cardiac arrests in separate incidents were reunited with the United Hatzalah volunteers who saved their lives as part of a special event celebrating the lifesaving work of volunteers from the Carmel region of … Continue reading

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Choking Baby in Umm al-Fahm Saved By Her Aunt’s Quick Intervention

On Sunday afternoon just after 3:30 p.m., a seven-month-old baby choked on some food that she was eating. Her worried mother, knowing that her own sister-in-law is a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT called her and asked for help.  United Hatzalah … Continue reading

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Medical Staff and EMTs Save The Life Of Choking Resident in a Senior’s Home in Kiryat Ata

On Monday around noon, a 62-year-old man choked on a boureka that he was eating in a nursing home in Kiryat Ata. The choking senior was brought to the attention of the surrounding medical personnel who immediately started to try … Continue reading

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Sweet Success For The Second Time

On Friday afternoon in Rechovot, a 5-year-old girl was enjoying a lollipop on the street with her parents. The candy got stuck in her throat and she started to choke. Her panic-stricken parents immediately called emergency services while desperately crying … Continue reading

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Septuagenarian Collapses Outside Government Office In Be’er Sheva, Saved By EMT Who Worked in the Building

 Just after 12:00 p.m. on Monday, a man in his 70s was walking down Herzl Boulevard in Be’er Sheva outside the Inspection Offices of City Hall when he suddenly collapsed. Worried passersby who saw the man collapse assumed that he … Continue reading

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After Nearly Drowning in a Local Pool, 4-Year-Old Boy Saved By a Lifeguard and First Responders

At around 1:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, a 4-year-old boy was swimming in a pool in Pardes Chana when he suddenly suffered a seizure and began to consume a lot of water, causing him to start drowning. The people around … Continue reading

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Saving A Life With The Press of a Button

 On Friday night at around 9:00 p.m, a 64-year-old man lost consciousness in a synagogue in the Ezrat Torah neighborhood of Jerusalem during the Friday evening prayer service. A congregant who was a witness to the collapse ran over to … Continue reading

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Bus Driver Stops 50 Passenger Bus to Treat Victims of Three Car Accident Near The Dead Sea

On Wednesday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m., a three-car accident occurred on Highway 90 near the Dead Sea chemical factories. In the accident, one car was completely overturned and 5 people sustained injuries.  Emergency services were called and United Hatzalah … 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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