October 7 – War in Israel

Since the first calls for help on the morning of October 7th, 2023, United Hatzalah hasn’t stopped. On that unforgettable day, our angels in orange raced out with one goal: to save lives. What happened on the 7th of October showcased to people across the country and the world the vital lifesaving work of our organization and the incredible bravery of our volunteers.

“The sheer volume of wounded, of deaths, the chaos that we witnessed… was something no one had ever seen before.”

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soldiers and civilians treated

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Psychotrauma for soldiers, civilians, and volunteers

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Rescue vehicles to southern and northern region

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evacuated to hospitals via ambulance and helicopter

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tons of medical supplies and humanitarian aid to the IDF and residents of the south

A Volunteer Army

When terrorists crossed the border into Israel and launched their savage attack on 25 communities, United Hatzalah immediately mobilized all 7,000 of its volunteers. At risk to their own lives, United Hatzalah medics worked shoulder to shoulder with the IDF to rescue local citizens, and our backup medical teams from across the country raced southward to establish a large staging area to treat patients from the Gaza envelope.

By the end of the first day of the fighting, 1,500 United Hatzalah volunteers were engaged in treating and transporting thousands of injured to hospitals ― including women, children, babies, and elderly citizens. United Hatzalah dispatched over 120 rescue vehicles to Israel’s southern region. Every kind of vehicle ― from Ambucar to ambulance to helicopter ― was deployed. Even United Hatzalah’s logistic vehicles, which brought supplies to the war zone directly from our warehouse in Beit Shemesh, were used to transport lifeless bodies on their return. Several of our vehicles were damaged during that tumultuous first day of fighting. All the while, thousands of rockets were launched into Israel, bombarding Ashkelon and reaching Tel Aviv and the Jerusalem area, causing injuries and fear throughout the country.

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October 7th – War in Israel

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United Hatzalah’s trauma kits encompass all the necessary tools for treating trauma patients, designed for immediate access including items like a flashlight, headlamp, and visible LED light for night identification. Compact and lightweight, these kits empower first responders to be ready for emergencies in their daily lives, complementing their trusted medic bags and effectively enhancing our lifesaving capacity by hastening bleeding control and increasing survival rates.

Trauma Kits

United Hatzalah’s trauma kits encompass all the necessary tools for treating trauma patients, designed for immediate access including items like a flashlight, headlamp, and visible LED light for night identification. Compact and lightweight, these kits empower first responders to be ready for emergencies in their daily lives, complementing their trusted medic bags and effectively enhancing our lifesaving capacity by hastening bleeding control and increasing survival rates.

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Our volunteers respond to missile, bomb, and terrorist attacks, and must be adequately protected when saving lives.The military-grade bulletproof vest and battle-proven helmet used by the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) and are worn to protect those that protect others.

Bulletproof Vest & Helmet

Our volunteers respond to missile, bomb, and terrorist attacks, and must be adequately protected when saving lives.The military-grade bulletproof vest and battle-proven helmet used by the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) and are worn to protect those that protect others.

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United Hatzalah’s advanced EMS dispatch & communication devices are fully loaded with all the LifeCompass apps our volunteers need to effectively function as lifesavers in the field. Equip a volunteer with a new device today.

Satellite Communications Device

United Hatzalah’s advanced EMS dispatch & communication devices are fully loaded with all the LifeCompass apps our volunteers need to effectively function as lifesavers in the field. Equip a volunteer with a new device today.

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Outfit one volunteer for one year. Afford them the equipment, supplies and refresher training they need to save lives. It’s a great investment. 

Train and Equip a New Volunteer

Outfit one volunteer for one year. Afford them the equipment, supplies and refresher training they need to save lives. It’s a great investment. 

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