We are a community-based volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization committed to providing the fastest response to medical emergencies across Israel even prior to the arrival of ambulances and completely free of charge.
United Hatzalah’s strength is in its 6,500 selfless volunteers. These include emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and doctors, who are on call 24/7/365 – even on Yom Kippur!
Want to learn more about our mission? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about who we are and what we do.
Meet the team dedicated to propelling United Hatzalah’s mission forward.
By combining a network of more than 6,500 volunteers, with the most advanced technology, and a fleet of emergency medical vehicles, we are able to respond to more than 2,000 medical emergencies per day in an average response time of less than three minutes, and in major cities, often less than 90 secons. Want to know how, click here.
Our organization’s funding comes entirely from donations. Meet the leaders from across the globe who help make our lifesaving work possible and form our International Committee Board.
United Hatzalah is proud to partner on our lifesaving mission with the following organizations and partners who help make our mission possible.
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Our volunteers go above and beyond providing EMS service.
The Weisz Family IMAH Initiative provides widows across Israel with job training, certification, and placement in emergency medicine roles.
THE NREMT PROGRAM was created to provide students who are studying in Israel an opportunity to train as EMTs and gain lifesaving skills with international certification.
United Hatzalah offers a Family Safety course, so that every parent, grandparent, teacher, and babysitter can be prepared to act swiftly and competently in the event of a medical crisis.
United Hatzalah is signed up for a “Round-Up” credit card program (Iggul Hatova) that enables individuals to donate a percent of their spendings automatically through their Israeli credit card.
Families First is a program aimed at providing the spouses of EMS volunteers with a social network in which they can find camaraderie, support, and share stories and challenges with fellow spouses of EMS volunteers.
United Hatzalah’s Hospital Emergency Room (ER) Project was launched in response to the situation in Israel’s increasingly overburdened and under-staffed emergency rooms, causing long delays that negatively impact patient treatment.
United Hatzalah’s Corporate Social Responsibility Project enables major corporations, organizations, and communities to offer training courses to its employees or constituents.
This joint summer program with NCSY, presents United Hatzalah’s unique mission to unaffiliated Jewish high school students from the Diaspora and offers the summer of a lifetime, with the goal of strengthening their ties to Israel and Judaism and fostering a commitment to the Jewish values of Tikkun Olam and Chessed.
The Women’s Initiative at United Hatzalah trains and empowers women from diverse backgrounds across Israel, including religious and secular Jews, Arabs, Christians, and Druze to volunteer as emergency medical responders.
Responding to 2,000 emergencies each day requires a huge supply of medical supplies, advanced technology and communications equipment.
Emotional injuries, just like physical injuries, cannot be left untreated.
We recognize that saving lives doesn’t stop at Israel’s borders.
The Ten Kavod program, in English “Giving Honor”, aims to prevent the deterioration of medical health among the senior population, and reduce the number of unnecessary emergency calls, by having trained medical responders visit with them on a weekly basis to help them maintain their health and alleviate their sense of loneliness.
Join one of our 95 branches throughout Israel and make a lifesaving impact.
Sign up for Igul Letova (“Round-up”) and every time you charge your credit card, the amount will be rounded up to the nearest shekel, and your remaining agurot will go toward supporting United Hatzalah.
Let someone know you’re thinking of them. Send a United Hatzalah eCard and contribute to saving lives.
Honor a loved one or mark a special occasion by sponsoring a Day of Lifesaving, enabling thousands of lifesaving responses across Israel, and receive a detailed call log of all the calls that day.
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Keep up with the latest lifesaving activities of our volunteers as they make headlines in the news and learn about all the ways we make a better tomorrow, today.
What better way to share United Hatzalah’s stories than by video? Check out some of our highlight videos here of click and learn more about the important work that we do.
Listen and learn anywhere you are – in the car, on the go, or at the gym. Check out some of our stories and real life rescues directly from our volunteers and get inspired.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Check out our photo gallery to see for yourselves the many rescues and events that our volunteers are involved with throughout the year.
Want to get a bit closer to the action, Follow these real stories from our volunteers on the ground to get a better feel for what they do, what they give up, and who they save, each and every day.
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