Mayor Michael Bloomberg will travel to Jerusalem next week to announce that a regional station for the Israeli emergency rescue service will be named for his father, his office said Wednesday.
The Jerusalem Regional Station of Magen David Adom will be named for William H. Bloomberg, who died when his son was in college. The current station was built in the 1960s, was renovated in the 1970s and is soon to be redesigned again.
Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of the Bloomberg L.P. financial information company, donated money for the redesign.
The national rescue service was admitted last year into the international Red Cross humanitarian movement.