My Dad – The Volunteer Superhero

by Phil Schneider

United Hatzalah is on the cutting edge of Saving Lives in Israel. This true-to-life video is a perfect example of what goes on in the home of nearly every United Hatzalah volunteer’s home. Great acting too…


When it comes to saving lives, you don’t have to be a batman or a superman to be a real life superhero. United Hatzalah of Israel is powered by volunteer EMTs and Paramedics.  They drop whatever they are doing in order to help someone in danger. This goes on across the entire State of Israel, 365 days of the year, 24/7. Some of their volunteers actually go to sleep in their uniforms in order to save a few seconds on a call.Ichud Hatzalah

24/7 Saving Lives

United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service organization that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. The service is available to all people.  regardless of race, religion, or national origin. United Hatzalah has more than 5,000 volunteers around the country.  They are available around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With the help of a unique GPS technology and iconic ambucycles, their average response time is less than 3 minutes across the country. In metropolitan areas, the response time is less than 90 seconds. Their mission is to arrive at the scene of medical emergencies as soon as possible.  At the scene, they provide the patient with professional and appropriate medical aid until an ambulance arrives.  This saves many lives – every day of the year.  No words can explain how amazing this organization is.

90 Seconds

One of the goals of United Hatzalah is to build up enough volunteers with proper equipment and motorcycles in order to respond anywhere in the entire State of Israel in less than 90 seconds.  Speed is of the essence in every single call.  Any doctor can attest to the importance of speed for first responders.  This is an absolutely cutting edge organization that saves lives every day of the year.

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