We received a moving message this yesterday morning from United Hatzalah.
“Last Sunday, one of United Hatzalah’s EMT volunteers was at work when he received a dispatch that a road accident had occurred near his location. He leapt on his ambucycle to race to the rescue, arriving on scene in less than 60 seconds! A car had flipped several times as it rolled down the grassy slope at the side of the road before coming to a stop upside-down in a ditch. Your partner ran to the car, looked through the window and realized the driver’s life was in danger. The unfortunate driver was upside-down with the seat-belt wrapped tightly around his neck, and he was beginning to turn blue as oxygen was being cut off to his brain! Whipping out his ResQme tool, the volunteer shattered the windshield and cut through the belt. The man gasped as he began to breathe again and the medic started treatment before finally the ambulance arrived to transport him to hospital.
Thankfully, the man only suffered from a few broken bones and he will soon recover. But he would have died had he waited for rescue and extrication to receive medical care. Thanks to you that this man is alive today.