(photo credit: Courtesy)
The National Emergency Authority will be conducting a large-scale drill in
Jerusalem on Tuesday to assess the city’s preparedness for
The various municipal departments will drill simulated
missile attacks, as well as the absorption of people from all over Israel
seeking assistance and shelter in the capital.
Participating in the
largescale drill, which begins at 8 a.m. and wraps up at 4 p.m., will be the
Municipal Emergency Headquarters, community administrations, schools, the
Jerusalem Police, Magen David Adom, the Home Front Command, and government
offices in the Jerusalem district.
During the drill, a municipal
situation room will be opened, tasked with handling any scenario and conducting
the activities required of the municipal system.
At 10 a.m. an alarm will
sound throughout the city, and the municipality staff and students will practice
evacuating to shelters and protected spaces. The Fire and Rescue Service will
practice responding to terrorist acts and fires, and conduct rescues and medical
The Ziv School will host a water distribution center, and
its pupils will help distribute water bottles to elderly people.
the municipal water company, will transport water tanks to distribution centers
throughout the city.
Some 30 municipal vehicles will simulate receiving
people fleeing to the city from out of town, accompanied and assisted by the
Jerusalem Police. This population will be absorbed by the community
administrations of Pisgat Zeev and Neveh Ya’acov. Smoke screens and fire
extinguishing equipment will be used during the drill, and sirens will be
activated. There will be heavy presence of rescue and emergency
In case of a real emergency, police should be contacted by
dialing 100. Regarding urban matters including schools, residents should phone
the city hot line at 106. For information regarding changes in public
transportation, call *2800.