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Israel: Israel Practices Rocket-Fire Drill acrossthe Country


Israelis took part in a nationwide emergency preparedness drill on Tuesday(13 March), with alarms sounding in the morning and evening. As part of the Home Front Command drill, Israeli schoolchildren and teachers, government offices, military bases, public buildings and workplaces practiced taking cover in the event of incoming rockets.
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Israel: Saving Lives through Israeli Innovation


As a 16-year-old yeshiva student in Jerusalem, Eli Beer dreamed of being an EMT. He volunteered on an ambulance service, and one day received a call about a 7-year-old child choking on a hot dog. By the time the ambulance arrived 20 minutes later, the child was dead. When Eli found out that a doctor had been just a block away, he realized that the emergency medical system was in desperate need of disruption.Soon after, he heard a call about an auto accident just one block away. Eli raced to the scene by foot.\"An elderly man had blood gushing out of his neck,\" Eli tells Aish.com. \"I had no medical equipment, so I removed my kippah and used
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Israel: Emergency Drill Held at Ben-Gurion Airport


Tel Aviv-Jafna: An emergency drill is being held at Ben-Gurion Airport on Tuesday (8 May).The drill, which includes hundreds of airport workers as well as security and rescue personnel, simulates the crash of a 747 jumbo jet on the runway. The drill is not expected to affect flights, but there will be an increased presence of emergency personnel at the airport.
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Israel: New Law Says Israel Schools Must Always Have Epipens on Site


Educational institutions at the preschool, primary and secondary levels, including boarding schools, will be required to have at least one automatic epinephrine (Epipen) syringe for emergency treatment of anaphylactic shock, a serious allergic reaction.\r\nThis was decided on 21 May by the Knesset’s Labor, Social Welfare and Health Committee, which approved on its second and third readings a bill proposed by MKs Yoel Hasson (Zionist Union), Yehudah Glick (Likud) and others.
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Israel: New initiative alerts private ambulances of medical emergencies


United Hatzalah recently announced a plan that will eventually see 600 private ambulances, operated by United Ambulance of Israel, that will now be alerted to those in need by United Hatzalah\'s dispatch.The new initiative, referred to as \"600+600,\" means that when any emergency is received by United Hatzalah’s emergency number of 1221, the dispatcher will alert the organization’s 5,000 emergency medical service (EMS) volunteers, who arrive on-scene in just three minutes or less, as well as ambulances from the 600-ambulance consortium and the national ambulance service.
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