Three weeks ago, a 6-year-old boy was seriously injured in a residential fire at his home in Petah Tikva. An intensive care team from United Hatzalah, led by volunteer physician Dr. Dvir Bar On, responded to the emergency.

Upon arrival at the scene, medical and rescue teams were informed that a young child was trapped inside the burning apartment. After the boy was extricated from the building in serious condition by firefighters, the intensive care crew provided life-saving treatment, before transferring the child to the hospital.

Last week, the doctor and EMTs involved in the rescue met with the child, who has since fully recovered and returned home. The boy’s parents told them: “Your presence was a manifestation of Divine Providence… Thank you for saving our son’s life.”

Volunteer physician Dr. Bar On and EMTs Shlomo Koritz, Elhanan Witztum, Yehudit Naizov, and Yonatan Cohen, told the boy: “We performed life-saving treatments on you, and we are so glad to see you back in your house alive and well.”

The family gave the EMTs a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their dedication and efforts.