On Sunday, just after 4 P.M., a 96-year-old woman experienced cardiac arrest in her house on Tzemach HaSadeh Street in Maale Adumim. Worried family members immediately called for medical assistance.

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United Hatzalah volunteers responding to an emergency (illustration)

Avi Becker, a volunteer EMT with United Hatzalah, was home when he received a proximity alert, notifying him about the emergency occurring not far from his location. Without hesitation, Becker quickly mounted his ambucycle and raced to the scene, arriving in under 30 seconds. Upon his arrival, he discovered the woman lying on the floor, unresponsive and with no pulse.

The volunteer promptly initiated CPR, delivering chest compressions to the woman. A few minutes later, an intensive care ambulance arrived at the scene to assist in the resuscitation efforts. After a collective effort of several minutes, the woman’s pulse was successfully restored.

While this was transpiring, Becker received a second alert regarding a traffic accident near the Adumim Interchange. Recognizing that there were enough first responders present to continue the treatment and transport the woman to the hospital, the volunteer swiftly left the first emergency scene on his ambucycle and hastened to the location of the second incident. Within minutes, he arrived to find two motorcyclists who had sustained apparent hand fractures. Becker immediately provided initial treatment, applying bandages to the wounds and immobilizing their limbs.

Reflecting on the sequence of events, Becker said: “I have been an EMT with United Hatzalah for over 10 years, and I have always had a profound passion for the medical field and a deep desire to help others. The sense of mission and the immense satisfaction derived from assisting people in need are truly remarkable. I am grateful that I could utilize my day to perform acts of kindness.”

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