Tag Archives: Untied Hatzalah

Vacationing First Responders Save Two Lives In Separate Drowning Incidents

Thursday evening saw two drownings happen at hotels where EMTs happened to be vacationing. The first incident occurred at the David Dead Sea Resort and Spa located at Ein Bokek when a five-year-old boy drowned in the pool. United Hatzalah … Continue reading

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Going Above and Beyond With Pizza and Ice Cream

Yosef Bruchim volunteers with United Hatzalah both as an EMT and as part of the Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit. On a recent Thursday evening, Yosef was at home in Bnei Brak eating dinner with his wife when they heard … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Lived and Those Who Saved Him

Last Wednesday night in the pre-dawn hours at approximately 4:30 a.m. an emergency call was received by United Hatzalah’s national dispatch and command center hotline at 1221. The call came in alerting the dispatch that a 15-year-old boy had lost … Continue reading

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Here’s What 9 Million Shekels Look Like In EMS Vehicles

Last week Thursday night, as Israel’s Independence Day was coming to a close, a few hundred people gathered in a banquet hall on the edge of the coastal city of Bat Yam. The banquet hall, Sunset Hall, is one of … Continue reading

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Gush Etzion Life-Saver Celebrated During Community Awareness Event

The story of how Efrat resident and newly minted EMT Joel Atkin saved a man’s life on a tennis court, will not quickly be forgotten by anyone in the Atkin family, nor by the man he saved, Mr. Michael Cohen … 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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Toronto Mayor John Tory Commends Israeli Volunteer Emergency Medical Services

Toronto Mayor John Tory visited Israeli volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization United Hatzalah on Wednesday evening and was impressed by what he saw. “It’s remarkable what you do here,” Tory said after receiving a brief tour and explanation of … Continue reading

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