ZAKA Rapid Rescue Unit
In any medical emergency, time is of the essence, with the first four minutes often meaning the difference between life and death. ZAKA paramedics, on call every hour of every day and deployed around the country, are ready to offer immediate emergency assistance and in the shortest possible response time (often even before the arrival of the first ambulance).
The Rapid Rescue Motorcycle Unit was established by ZAKA volunteers to deal with the many disasters and tragedies that require a faster response time in order to save lives. The unit numbers hundreds of ZAKA volunteers and specially-equipped motorcycles. The volunteers have all taken various courses in emergency first aid, among them senior paramedics, ambulance drivers and even doctors. Every volunteer carries a beeper and communications equipment at all times, so that he can immediately be located by the ZAKA hotline and deployed to the scene of the incident.
In many cases, these volunteers are often the first to arrive on the scene, thanks to their dispersion throughout the country. As soon as they receive notification of the incident, they quite simply drop everything and rush to the scene as soon as possible in order to offer the injured that first and vital professional medical attention.