For the first time in Israel: National Conference dealing with emergencies

תא”ל (במיל’) שלום בן אריה. צילום ארכיון: דובר צה”ל

The Conference, held for the first time in the home front command, representatives from Israel, police, fire extinguishing, local authorities and Defense Ministry

תאריך: 22/05/2012, 15:05    
מחבר: דניאלה בוקור, אתר צה”ל

For the first time held today (Tuesday) National Conference to cope with emergencies. The Conference, held at Kibbutz shefayim, among others, representatives of the home front command, Israel, police, fire extinguisher, mayors, has companies in search and rescue and Defense Ministry. The officers wanted on a variety of topics including the importance of civilian aid emergency first aid that can save lives.

The Commander of the search and rescue unit (יחצ”א) Brig. Gen. (Res.) Shalom Ben-Arie was among the Conference leaders, and he stressed the importance of the assistance available from the rescue forces in the first hours of the disaster. In Israel there is information relating to search and rescue, and the unit commander asked to show his knowledge of critical success factors, too. “In Israel there is a huge knowledge base that learners all over the world,” Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Ben-Aryeh, “use this information on an individual level and also to teach the residents.”

To Brigadier General (Res.) Shalom Ben-Arie has a long history in providing assistance to victims of natural disasters, a result of the tragedies that befell Turkey and Haiti which gives help to trapped many. “What many don’t know is that most of the trapped and injured in earthquakes and emergencies live in the first few hours,” said the Chief of public relations he says these facts have been proven disasters in Versailles, Turkey and Haiti. “For most of the 24 trapped not extract or treated will die, unfortunately,” he said.

“What keeps a lot of people are those casual passers-by,” said Brig. Gen. (Res.) Shalom Ben-Aryeh, “this home means like Jack, long gloves and a hatchet. With the understanding of the modern world, not every town or a neighborhood hurt, you can divide the impact and classify those who can help. Residents will not get injured and if necessary they can give maximum assistance to casualties.

“The home front command took responsibility for the study of population in what authorities
To act in an emergency. The pilot will learn rescue citizens easier, fires and first aid “, said Brig. Gen. (Ret.), who emphasized that the courses will be held in cooperation with the authorities and learn free citizens to come and help during a disaster.

Translated from Hebrew