Israeli EMT helps save boy's life while lecturing in Wyo.

EMT Gavy Friedson was talking about volunteers dropping everything to save a life when an emergency call interrupted his lecture


By EMS1 Staff

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — An Israeli EMT saved a young boy in the middle of his lecture about how United Hatzalah works.

United Hatzalah reported that Gavy Friedson was speaking to the Jackson Hole ambulance department when the team received a call about a 10-year-old boy who suffered spontaneous seizures on a plane flying over the area.

 Gavy Friedson was speaking to the Jackson Hole ambulance department when the team received a call about a 10-year-old boy who suffered spontaneous seizures on a plane flying over the area. (Photo/United Hatzalah)
Gavy Friedson was speaking to the Jackson Hole ambulance department when the team received a call about a 10-year-old boy who suffered spontaneous seizures on a plane flying over the area. (Photo/United Hatzalah)

Friedson’s lecture was interrupted and he was invited to join the team on the rescue.

“The call came in just as I was explaining to the local EMS teams about our national network of volunteers who drop whatever they are doing to save lives," Friedson said. “We were notified that the plane was making an emergency landing due to the child having seizures and that they needed immediate medical intervention.”

Friedson helped the paramedics treat the child before he was transported to the hospital.

“The local team invited me to join them on the call, and I am very appreciative that they did. It is always special to be given the opportunity to help someone.”

Friedson and the western U.S. regional representative Dusty Heist Levine have traveled 1,800 miles on an ambucycle for their “Road Show for Life” tour. The two are sharing United Hatzalah’s lifesaving model that has decreased Israel’s response time to less than three minutes.

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