Volunteers of United Hatzalah heard about the rocket barrage on Israel’s southern border, and instantly got up to save lives. In response, they got in their ambulances and ambucycles and traveled to the hot spots from Jerusalem and other cities. They go to the wounded and don’t run away from danger zones.
There are United Hatzalah ambulances in the South. But the volunteers shifted in order to respond to the multitude of calls that are coming in from the south now.
United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, volunteer Emergency Medical Service organization that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. United Hatzalah’s service is available to all people regardless of race, religion, or national origin. They have more than 5,000 volunteers around the country. United Hatzalah volunteers are available around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With the help of unique GPS technology and our iconic ambucycles, the average response time is less than 3 minutes across the country and 90 seconds in metropolitan areas. Their mission is to arrive at the scene of medical emergencies as soon as possible. There, they provide the patient with professional and appropriate medical aid until an ambulance arrives, which saves many lives.