A paramedic in TZAHAL is a prestigious position in “Heil Refua” (Medical corps of the army), it is a good possibility for men to start their medical career and gain an indispensable experience. The paramedic’s responsibilities include administering first aid in case of emergencies, severe injuries, serious diseases and in the situations when people’s lives are at risk.
Paramedics undertake serious training and if required are the first to arrive at the scene of the accident in order to administer first aid to injured people. A paramedic has got all powers of a medic (“Hovesh“) and is as qualified as a doctor in the field to administer first aid and perform other necessary actions before transporting an injured person to hospital.
→The training course lasts for 58 weeks (13 months) which includes a 4-month period at the medical school before enlisting (Baad base 10) in cooperation with Mada (Medical ambulance).
→Basic military training for level 03 (Rovai)
→Practical training in one of the hospitals on board an ambulance.
Placement by bases of combat and elite units
The selection for the paramedic post takes place before conscription and consists of group simulation, personal interviews and tests.
High psychometric score (Kaba)
Priority is given to those who have already done volunteer work in “Mada” (Ambulance service)