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 »
Large Israeli forces sweeping the area to eliminate possible terrorist infiltration from the Sinai.
Unrelated: 5 IDF soldiers injured when their jeep flips over nearby.
Two soldiers were wounded on Wednesday in a shooting incident near the border with Egypt, the Israeli military confirmed.
Wounded soldiers being evacuated to the Soroka Medical Center, Be’er Sheva, October 22, 2014.- Photo: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
The two were soldiers from the mixed Caracal infantry battalion, one of them a female company commander. They were evacuated by helicopter to the Soroka Medical Center, Be’er Sheva.
Large forces were immediately mobilized to the area, near Azuz. Continue Reading »
Tank rolls over during training
diverged from its route
in Zeelim base in southern Israel. A soldier was lightly injured and taken to hospital.
By Yoav Zitun
A tank diverged from its route and rolled over on Tuesday during an IDF training exercise in the southern base of Zeelim. One soldier was lightly injured and taken to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.
Merkava Mark III tank flips over – Photo courtesy IDF
Three other soldiers who were manning the tank were not injured, but were taken for medical examinations nonetheless.
The reserve brigade commander, who commanded the exercise, arrived at the the scene with senior officers to examine the circumstances of the accident. Continue Reading »