Drill to be held for missile attack in Jerusalem

By JONAH MANDEL
November 30, 2010 01:38

Fire and rescue services will practice responding to terrorist attacks and fires and conduct mock rescues and medical evacuations.




Magen David Adom (MDA) ambulance

MDA 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

There will be a large exercise in Jerusalem on Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., to assess the capital’s preparedness for a missile or other large-scale attack.

As part of the event orchestrated by the National Emergency Authority, a siren will sound at 10 a.m. and will continue for 90 seconds. At that time, the city’s pupils’ and municipal employees will enter bomb shelters and protected spaces. Fire and rescue services will practice responding to terrorist attacks and fires and conduct mock rescues and medical evacuations.

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There will be heavy traffic of rescue and emergency vehicles, and municipal vehicles will simulate receiving people seeking refuge in Jerusalem from out of the city.

In case of a real emergency, the police headquarters should be contacted by dialing 100. Regarding municipal matters including educational institutions downtown, phone 106. For information regarding changes in public transportation, call *2800.

People are asked to fill out a feedback form that will be posted on the municipal website, www.jerusalem.muni.il, to indicate whether the sirens were heard in their neighborhood.


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