Over 500 firefighters to be on standby during Lag Baomer

May 19, 2011 16:45


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Over 500 firefighters will go on standby across the country on Saturday night during Lag Baomer.

Israel Fire and Rescue Service chief Shahar Ayalon ordered all fire stations to be staffed with higher than normal numbers of firefighters and volunteers, and to carry out preventative patrols around areas with high numbers of fires.

Ayalon called on members of the public to be cautious while lighting the fires, and to ensure that the blazes are fully out before leaving the scene.

The fire service can be reached by calling 102 during any emergency.

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