Tag Archives: Rescue

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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Search For Missing Man On Ashkelon Coast Results In Dramatic ATV Rescue

A man in his 20s was reported missing last night  (Sunday) around 7:30 p.m. His last known whereabouts were on Nitzanim Beach near Ashkelon. Due to reports that he was in life-threatening danger, the police department asked for assistance in … Continue reading

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Dramatic Helicopter Rescue Saves 12-Year-Old Boy After Remote Hiking Injury

On Wednesday, a little bit before 1:00 p.m., a group of hikers in the Arbel Nature Reserve near Migdal called emergency services when a 12-year-old boy from their group was hit on the head by a falling rock.  United Hatzalah … Continue reading

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A Mothers Day Miracle

On Sunday afternoon at around 12:30 in Herzliya, an 86-year-old woman lost consciousness in her bedroom. The woman had just finished eating lunch with her daughter and granddaughter and excused herself because she was feeling unwell. The granddaughter immediately called … Continue reading

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Man Collapses Outside Shul During Morning Prayers, Resuscitated by Team of Women EMTs

At around 7:00 a.m. on Thursday morning a 71-year-old man lost consciousness outside of a synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo and collapsed on the sidewalk. Members of the synagogue who were in the middle of morning prayers called … Continue reading

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Three Holocaust Survivors Rescued From Kyiv Brought To Poland For Care and Safety

By Aharon Ben Arush A few days ago, amid air raid sirens and bombings, we were fortunate enough to rescue three Holocaust survivors from Kyiv and bring them to safety in Poland. As part of a major rescue operation that … Continue reading

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Saving a Life Across The Street From My Home

On Monday at around 8:15 a.m., an 88-year-old woman lost consciousness in the retirement home of Ma’ale Adumim. Her husband, who is also a resident in the home, immediately called United Hatzalah’s dispatch center to send help. He only speaks … Continue reading

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