Home Front Command tests sirens, emergency response

November 30, 2011 09:25


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Sirens were to sound at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday in the Center and South as part of an IDF Home Front Command exercise. They will be heard in a number of villages, including Elad, Be'erot-Yitzhak, Bnei-Atarot, Giv'at Koah, Magshimim, Mazor, Nofah, Nahalim, Einat, Rosh Ha'ayin, Ranat-Ya, and Mahane Nahshonim, Army Radio reported.

Sirens were also to sound at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday in Gvulot, Ze'elim, and Mahane Ze'elim, according to the report.

Hospitals in the North were to participate Wednesday in the Home Front Command's "Orange Flame 6" exercise, simulating a biological attack. The exercise, which began at 7 a.m., included the simulation of the spread of a contagious disease, and will test emergency response to the outbreak.

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