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4th annual national home front exercise simulating emergency scenarios and responses provided to civilians
Date: 16/05/2010, 1:02 PM
On Sunday (May 16), the IDF (Zahal) Home Front Command will launch a media campaign in preparation for the national home front exercise Turning Point 4.
The joint exercise will be held by the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), the IDF (Zahal) Home Front Command, the Israel Police, Magen David Adom emergency services, Government offices and local authorities. It will simulate various emergency scenarios and responses provided to civilians in Israel.
2010 marks the fourth consecutive year the exercise is taking place. It was planned as part of the annual training graph, and was prepared by a national administration comprised of various officials over the past few months. The exercise is another opportunity to prepare the public and municipal authorities for emergency periods.
The media campaign will include television and radio broadcasts in Hebrew and other languages, as well as internet advertisements, directing the public to the Home Front Command website. In addition, the campaign will include advertisements in national and target-specific newspapers, such as Ultra-Orthodox and Arabic newspapers.