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  • U.S. Congressman David Kustoff Visits United Hatzalah Headquarters in Jerusalem

    U.S. Congressman David Kustoff Visits United Hatzalah Headquarters in Jerusalem

    On Thursday, July 4, in Jerusalem, U.S. Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN) visited the headquarters of United Hatzalah, Israel’s national volunteer-based EMS organization. During his visit, Kustoff met with United Hatzalah leaders and volunteers and heard how Israelis of all walks of life – Jews, Christians, and Muslims, religious and secular –  provide a joint community-based… Read more

  • United Hatzalah and Philanthropist Dr. Miriam Adelson Launch New Emergency Fleet in Honor of Fallen Soldiers and Medical Volunteers

    United Hatzalah and Philanthropist Dr. Miriam Adelson Launch New Emergency Fleet in Honor of Fallen Soldiers and Medical Volunteers

    Tuesday, July 2nd, Mount Herzl, Jerusalem: United Hatzalah inaugurated its new emergency fleet of 76 ambucycles (emergency motorcycles), emergency vehicles and an ambulance at an emotional ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. The new fleet is a joint initiative of United Hatzalah in a matching partnership with philanthropist Dr. Miriam Adelson and her sons Adam… Read more

  • Woman Chokes On Watermelon, Is Saved By First Responders

    Woman Chokes On Watermelon, Is Saved By First Responders

    On Wednesday night in Jerusalem, a woman in her 70s choked on a piece of watermelon. Her daughter immediately alerted emergency services. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Daniel Rosenfeld had just left work when he received the alert on his communications device. Jumping into his personal vehicle, Rosenfeld rushed to the scene, arriving in under 3… Read more

  • Saving A Choking Baby On Shabbat Afternoon

    Saving A Choking Baby On Shabbat Afternoon

    On Shabbat afternoon, just after 5:30 PM, a baby choked on candy in his house in Ramat Beit Shemesh. His parents immediately alerted emergency services. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Avi Nafoussi, who lives in the building next door, was at home when he received an alert on his communications device about the emergency. Nafoussi rushed… Read more

  • Man In His 40s Suffers Cardiac Arrest, Is Successfully Resuscitated By Neighbor

    Man In His 40s Suffers Cardiac Arrest, Is Successfully Resuscitated By Neighbor

    On Tuesday afternoon in Hadera, a man in his late 40s picked up his daughter from school. On their way home, he fell unconscious near the entrance to his building’s elevator. His daughter screamed for help and neighbors immediately notified emergency services.  United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Tomer Fainshtein had just finished attending to another emergency… Read more

  • Man Suffers Cardiac Arrest, Is Rescued By Storeowner Who Volunteers As EMT

    Man Suffers Cardiac Arrest, Is Rescued By Storeowner Who Volunteers As EMT

    On Wednesday just before noon in Tiberias, a man in his 90s suffered cardiac arrest while sitting on the couch in his house. His relatives immediately alerted emergency services.  United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Aryeh Levinger was working nearby at the bike store he owns when he received an alert on his communications device about the… Read more

  • United Hatzalah’s Jerusalem Tzion Branch Hosts Inaugural Anglo Conference For English-Speaking Volunteers

    United Hatzalah’s Jerusalem Tzion Branch Hosts Inaugural Anglo Conference For English-Speaking Volunteers

    Last night, the Jerusalem Tzion Branch of United Hatzalah held its inaugural conference for its Anglo responders. The volunteers were treated to a delicious dairy dinner and participated in an engaging Torah class delivered by Deputy National Halacha Coordinator, Harav Akiva Benedikt, where they discussed various topics relating to responding to emergencies on Shabbos. The… Read more

  • Man Collapses In His Apartment, Is Rescued By Volunteer EMT

    Man Collapses In His Apartment, Is Rescued By Volunteer EMT

    On Wednesday afternoon, a man complained of difficulty breathing and collapsed moments later in his house in Jerusalem. His daughter immediately alerted emergency services. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Giovanni Facouseh was nearby when he was alerted by the organization’s dispatch. He immediately drove to the location of the emergency. He arrived within 3 minutes at… Read more

  • United Hatzalah EMTs Rescue Elderly Patient That Was Choking On A Bagel

    United Hatzalah EMTs Rescue Elderly Patient That Was Choking On A Bagel

    On Tuesday afternoon, an elderly woman eating lunch suddenly choked on a bagel in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sanhedria Murhevet. Family members quickly notified emergency services. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Chaim Horowitz had just returned home after picking up his kids from daycare when he received the notification on his communications device. Jumping on his… Read more

  • ‘On My Feet Thanks to You:’ Man Rescued From Cardiac Arrest Reunites with Responders Who Saved His Life

    ‘On My Feet Thanks to You:’ Man Rescued From Cardiac Arrest Reunites with Responders Who Saved His Life

    About six months ago, Gadi, a resident of Ma’alot-Tarshiha in his 60s, collapsed in his house. His relatives immediately alerted emergency services. United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Eran Binyamini arrived at the scene within minutes and, after finding Gadi in a state of cardiac arrest, initiated CPR, attached his defibrillator, and delivered a shock. United Hatzalah… Read more