Daniel works as a business strategy consultant and lives in Pardes Chana with his wife and three children. In addition to his busy work schedule and family responsibilities, Daniel volunteers as an EMT with the United Hatzalah Carmel Coast chapter. Daniel first learned about United Hatzalah while working on a volunteer project in southeast India. There was a discussion about organizing an Israeli medical team to come to India to provide medical training and someone sent him Eli Beer’s Ted Talk, as well as the phone number for United Hatzalah. After a few phone calls, which greatly piqued his interest, Daniel decided he must meet the people behind this organization upon his return to Israel. Daniel followed up on his resolve and within a short time, he was enrolled in a United Hatzalah EMT course.
Since becoming an active volunteer medic 6 months ago, Daniel has been greatly impressed how United Hatzalah does its utmost to work hand-in-hand with other emergency organizations in order to provide the best care possible for the patient. In regards to his family’s adjustment to his second “career”, he admits it isn’t always easy. As Daniel himself says, “My walkie-talkie sometimes goes off in the middle of the night, and there are times when family plans fall through or are put on hold because of an incident or a series of incidents. But when all is said and done, my family is appreciative and supports me in the life saving work that I do.”
Daniel is just beginning his life saving career, but he is hopeful and enthusiastic that this will be the start of a long and productive stage of his life.