Israel’s firefighting services received four new fire trucks from the
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews this week, which marks two years
since the Carmel Forest fire.
The fellowship purchased the vehicles with
over $1 million that it managed to raise overseas after the disaster
The trucks are set to go to fire stations in the Upper Galilee,
the Western Galilee, Haifa and Gedera.
They will replace the 1985 fire
engines that served firefighter Danny Hayat and teen volunteer Elad Riven, who
died as they tried to rescue a burning bus in the 2010 forest fire.
donors are proud to be part of saving lives in Israel and maintaining the
strength of the country,” said IFCJ head Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.
that “now we are getting hundreds of calls from children around the world who
want to give up their Christmas gifts to contribute to the security of Israel
and the Jewish state.”