Aaron Simon, the Donor communications officer at United Hatzalah recently sent us a rescue story. This non-profit medical service organization is doing an amazing work at providing the fastest medical first response in Israel.
“Four cars were involved in a horrible collision, with one of the cars smashed into a wall. United Hatzalah EMT Ariel Giat arrived on scene and quickly searched the vehicles for victims, miraculously most of the victims’ injuries were not life-threatening. He then approached the car that had slammed into the wall. One side was heavily damaged and the doors were jammed shut, while on the other side, the doors were blocked by the wall. Ariel saw three young girls trapped inside!
He used your resqme tool to break a window and extricate the three young children. They were quite shocked from the crash and hysterical from being trapped inside. Once Ariel freed them, the experienced medic reassured them as he assessed their injuries. They had sustained suspected spinal injuries, multiple lacerations and contusions in the crash. The United Hatzalah EMT immobilized the victims and bandaged their wounds, calming them as he worked. He then helped transfer all of the victims into ambulances. Your resqme car escape tool enabled Ariel to rescue the children from the car accident. Thank you, resqme!”
About United Hatzalah
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. United Hatzalah’s service is available to all people regardless of race, religion, or national origin. United Hatzalah has more than 3,500 volunteers around the country, available around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With the help of their unique GPS technology and their iconic ambucycles, their 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 and provide the patient with professional and appropriate medical aid until an ambulance arrives, resulting in many more lives saved.