Tag Archives: Training

Daughter’s Rescue Leads A Father To Become An EMT

Two years ago, Hila Zohar, aged 17 at the time, fell off of the roof of her home in Or Yehuda after she suffered a seizure. The fall, more than 8 meters, caused a serious head injury, massive bleeding and … 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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New Course Trains Volunteer EMTs For Israel and U.S. Certification

For the second consecutive year, United Hatzalah of Israel will be offering a hybrid Israeli and United States emergency first responder training course. The course, which is set to begin on October 14th with an orientation class, will allow participants … Continue reading

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EMS and Checkpoint Security Teams Hold Terror Attack Drill in Tarkumiah

United Hatzalah first response volunteers participated in a training drill with the Crossing Points Authority (CPA) security team and the Fire Department that simulated a series of terror attacks against the Tarkumiah checkpoint on Wednesday. The drill simulated a shooting … Continue reading

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Mayor of Ashdod Becomes Honorary Volunteer First Responder

Member of Knesset and United Hatzalah emergency response volunteer Yinon Azoulai was on hand in Ashdod last Thursday to usher in the inauguration of Ashdod’s newest EMS response center. Also present was Ashdod Mayor Dr. Yechiel Lasry, a distinguished physician himself, … Continue reading

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EMS Crews, Israeli Military and Fire and Rescue Department Conduct Collaborative Drill Mimicking MCI Missile Strike on Military Base

On Monday, United Hatzalah together with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Israel’s Fire and Rescue Department held a combined training drill which mimicked missile attack on a military base that resulted in a mass casualty incident (MCI).   The … Continue reading

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Training Them To Respond

Avi Marcus is married with five children and lives in Petach Tikva, a city located to the northwest of Tel Aviv. He is the Chief Paramedic for United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer community-based EMS services organization. One of the main … Continue reading

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New Group Of Bedouin Women Become EMTs In Israel’s Galilee

A new team of 13 Bedouin women and four men from the Arab towns of Shibli and Umm al-Ghanam have just completed their training to become EMS first responders and respond to medical emergencies in their vicinity. The new graduates … Continue reading

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EMT in Training Saves A Life While Playing Tennis

Friday morning a week ago at the Jerusalem Tennis Center, Joel Atkin, a student of United Hatzalah’s NREMT training program helped resuscitate an older man who had collapsed a few courts down from where Atkin was playing his daily tennis … Continue reading

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Newly Trained EMT Saves Her Own Life Due To EMT Training

On Sunday, Sarah, a recently graduated volunteer EMT with the women’s unit in United Hatzalah wasn’t feeling quite right. She did a quick mental assessment of her symptoms and compared what she felt to what she learned in her EMT … Continue reading

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