Tag Archive for natural disaster

Int’l experts from 30 countries in Israel to learn ‘disaster response’ procedures


In coordination with the Soroka Medical Center, the Health Ministry’s Emergency Dept, the IDF Home Front Command, & the IDF Medical Corps, hundreds of int’l health professionals visit Israeli hospitals to learn how to effectively deal with a natural disaster or massive terror attack.

By Michael Bachner, TPS


Hundreds of professionals from 30 countries participated in a large-scale exercise at the Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva this week, simulating the evacuation of dozens of casualties following a massive terrorist attack.

International exercise in Soroka on dealing with disasters – Photo: Shmaryahu Spero, TPS

Dozens of simulated casualties with various degrees of injury were evacuated to Soroka in scenarios mimicking a terror attack in a populated urban facility and leakage of hazardous materials from a train car. Continue Reading »

IDF Rescue Team sent to Ghana

The IDF’s Home Front Command sent a search & rescue team Thursday morning to Ghana following the collapse of a department store in Accra

By Chana Ya’ar


The IDF’s Home Front Command sent a rescue team Thursday morning to Accra, Ghana following the collapse of a department store.

Dozens of people are believed to be trapped under the rubble of the building, officials said.

The aircraft departed from the Nevatim air force base in the Negev, led by National Rescue Division Commander General Ramtine Sabti.

Included among the members of the team are physicians and other rescue personnel with technical experience in disaster relief. Continue Reading »