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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x151 Eli Beer: The fastest ambulance? A motorcycle
TV-PG

  • 2013-07-30T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

As a young EMT on a Jerusalem ambulance, Eli Beer realized that, stuck in brutal urban traffic, they often arrived too late to help. So he organized a group of volunteer EMTs — many on foot — ready to drop everything and dash to save lives in their neighborhood. Today, United Hatzlah uses a smartphone app and a fleet of “ambucycles” to help nearby patients until an ambulance arrives. With an average response time of 3 minutes, last year, they treated 207,000 people in Israel. And the idea is going global.

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