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EMS & Checkpoint Security Teams Hold Terror Drill

United Hatzalah first response volunteers participated in a training drill with the Crossing Points Authority (CPA) security team and the Fire Department that simulated a series of terror attacks against the Tarkumiah checkpoint on…

Israelis Asked to Save Lives While Grocery Shopping

Israel’s largest supermarket chain Shufersal has teamed up with United Hatzalah to help save lives in Israel. The supermarket chain is currently holding a campaign until Saturday night that allows shoppers to add an additional 10 shekels to…

CPR On A Floating Pier Prevents Α Fatal Drowning

Last week, a firefighter and a diving instructor walked onto a dock. No, this isn’t some alternative style of joke, it is a real-life rescue mission, one that resulted in the life a 45-year-old man and father of two being saved. Over the…

Sderot Responder Speaks Out Following Rocket Barrage

Last Wednesday night, United Hatzalah volunteers, like many of the residents of Sderot and the other towns in the Gaza periphery, were up all night due to a constant barrage of rocket fire from Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The rocket fire was…

Collaborative Terror Drill Held In Tevaria

Last Wednesday, Ambulance Merizan and United Hatzalah joined forces with the local and national police forces in a combined drill that simulated a terror attack in the city of Tevaria, Israel’s largest city on the Kineret, or Sea of…

Psychotrauma Unit Sends Ambulance to Bolster Sderot

Following the Intensification of rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip this past weekend, United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit Director Miriam Ballin visited the city and its responders in order to bring some much-needed…

Gunshot Victim Thanks First Responder Who Saved His Life

Last Saturday afternoon a young Arab man was attacked in the Ein el-Maghara neighborhood of Umm al-Fahm, an Arab town that lies just south of Afula in northern Israel. The man was shot several times and seriously injured by unknown gunmen.…

Foreigners Can Register To Help Israel In an Earthquake

Following the continued tremors and aftershocks that have shaken Israel’s north for the past week, Israel’s Health Ministry and the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) have informally asked United Hatzalah to pre-register all…

EMS is a Dog’s Life!

A new volunteer has joined the ranks of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit, only this one has four legs. Toffy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a breed known around the world for excelling as therapy dogs, has gone…

United Hatzalah Make Sick Child’s Dream Come True

Last week, a number of rescue organizations banded together with the city of Rehovot to make a sick child’s dream come true. A letter was received by United Hatzalah rescue service asking that they help a sick child feel first hand what it…