Home Front Command holds major exercise in the Center

Sirens are heard throughout Gush Dan as part of an extensive drill simulating a missile attack; hospital, school to hold evacuation drills.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 3, 2011 10:43
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Home Front Command drill

Home Front Command drill 311. (photo credit: Ben Hartman)

Air-raid sirens rang out across the greater Tel Aviv area on Thursday morning at 10:05, as part of an extensive drill simulating a missile attack held by the IDF Home Front Command.

The siren was sounded throughout the Dan Region in the following cities: Tel Aviv, Holon, Bat Yam, Azor, Ramat Gan, Givatayim, Bnei Brak, Givat Shmuel, Kiryat Ono, Ganei Tikva, Savion, Yehud and Or Yehuda.

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Sirens were also heard in the following cities: Ramat Hasharon, Petah Tikva, Gat Rimon, Kfar Ma'ash, Be'erot Yitzhak, Bnei Atarot, Beit Dagan and Rishon Lezion.

The siren was sounded for 90 seconds. In the case that an actual emergency took place, a second siren was to have been broadcast and the announcement made through the media.

The public was given little warning of the exercise, which will involve all the emergency services, and the handing out of gas masks.

Slated to participate in the exercise were search and rescue units, biological and chemical units of the Home Front Command, and civilian emergency services of Israel Police, firefighters, Magen David Adom and national emergency service personnel.

The public should expect to see heavy traffic of emergency and security service vehicles in the following areas:

On Thursday at 10:05 a.m., a civilian evacuation exercise began at Kfar Mikve Israel, and a mobile clinic was erected at the Country Club Holon.

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report


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