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13 January 2010

IDF Search and Rescue Delegation Departs to Haiti

An Israeli delegation including Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IDF Home Front Command and IDF Medical Corp Personnel has departed (11:30 Israel time) to the Republic of Haiti in order to examine the possibilities of offering aid following the recent earthquake.

The delegation includes engineering, medical, logistics and rescue experts from the IDF Home Front Command.  The IDF Home Front Command's goal is to ensure the resilience of the Israeli people during armed conflict, disasters and emergencies.

IDF Home Front Command




The IDF Home Front Command is sending search and rescue forces to Haiti, in order to aid with the rescue of the victims of the earthquake in the Caribbean country. During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Hispaniola island near Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. The Medical Officer of the IDF Home Front Command, Dr. Ariel Bar, informed IDF Radio that measures have already been taken in order to minimize the preparation period of the operation.

The IDF Home Front Command constantly trains its search and rescue forces to respond accurately to emergencies. It frequently holds search in rescue exercises in cooperation with civilian Israeli bodies and international organizations, such as the Reliant Mermaid X exercise in August 2009, in which Turkish, US and Israeli naval and aerial forces cooperated. The IDF Home Front Command and the Israeli Ministry of Health are also currently holding an international conference for emergency preparedness and response to share it's experience with hundreds of international officials.

Pictures of the IDF Home Front Command Search and Rescue teams in action.




 

 

 






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2 comments:

Yishai said...

Might there be a way for people to donate money to these guys' efforts? In america, people donate to the Red Cross - why not help out the IDF search and rescue?

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