Eran is a schoolteacher who lives with his wife and five children in Bat Yam. In addition to the many alert’s Eran receives from the United Hatzalah Dispatch Center, Eran’s EMT skills are extremely valuable in his profession as well. Be it in the classroom, playground, or on school trips, Eran often finds himself treating the students in a wide variety of emergency situations. It is no exaggeration to say that this dedicated volunteer does not know the meaning of “off duty.”
It was 2:00 AM when Eran’s walkie-talkie abruptly awoke him from his deep sleep. Shaking off his weariness, Eran leapt out of bed and in seconds, was out the door and racing to the address. He found an 80 year-old man groaning in pain on the floor. The caring medic began examining the gentleman as he enquired what hurt him and what had happened. The man explained that he had simply fallen off his bed and could not get up. After Eran had gently helped him up and back into his bed, the medic checked his vital signs. While the two men chatted during the wait for the ambulance, Eran noticed a framed document on the wall. When he looked closer, he saw it was a certificate of appreciation from the State of Israel, thanking him for his contribution to the security of the state as an Israeli spy in Lebanon.
Eran became emotional as he thought to himself, “Who knows how many lives this man saved by his daring escapades? Thank G-d that I received the alert and got up in the middle of the night to help him- a man who has helped so many others.”