Hatzala launches air medical unit
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This week the Israeli organization “Hatsala” (United Hatzalah of Israel) opened its air medical unit, consisting of three helicopters and a staff of 30 flight paramedics. The unit will be fully operational by March 12. The unit will provide immediate air medical assistance to the north, center and south of Israel.
The helicopters, operated by former Israeli Air Force pilots, are manned by Hatzalah paramedics. All have received extensive training in airborne transport and evacuation techniques.
The Medevac helicopters are equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and will have two flight paramedics on board at all times from the unit, which will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round and provide the highest level of medical care.
The helicopters are designed for emergency air transportation of critically ill patients and are equipped with special equipment from the Swiss company Bucher Industries.
Flight paramedics also have special body cameras that will transmit live footage from the scene to the Hatsala Dispatch and Command Center. , which will allow cooperation with hospitals and doctors who will be able to give special instructions during the treatment and evacuation of patients. Eli Beer said: " This is a significant day in the field of emergency medicine for Israel and for the 6,500 volunteers of the organization that provides medical assistance during emergencies in Israel and around the world. These helicopters now join our fleet of medical response vehicles, which includes boats, ATVs for rescue work in mountainous areas, on beaches and in areas with difficult terrain, as well as other specialized vehicles that we equip our search and rescue units.
in emergencies caused by terrorist attacks or other traumatic events across the country.
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