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The rescue unit in the exercise: a missile hits the Corona Hotel Israel today

2020-10-01T07:15:04.012Z

| Military newsThe Home Front Command blew up the Masada Hotel and rescued "wounded" from it • Recently, they practiced rescue on the underground train in Tel Aviv and created a security guard from a used road • View documentation in Arad Fighters from the rescue unit in the exercise Photography:  Oren Cohen The Home Front Command's rescue brigade recently conducted training to rescue casualties from the Co



The Home Front Command blew up the Masada Hotel and rescued "wounded" from it • Recently, they practiced rescue on the underground train in Tel Aviv and created a security guard from a used road • View documentation in Arad

  • Fighters from the rescue unit in the exercise

    Photography: 

    Oren Cohen

The Home Front Command's rescue brigade recently conducted training to rescue casualties from the Corona Hotel, after it was hit as a result of a missile fired by terrorist organizations in Gaza.

The fighters took advantage of the mythical hotel "Masada" in Arad, which was slated for demolition, in order to prepare the scenario in which they would have to evacuate patients from a motel, while maintaining safety when it comes to the virus.

This is a hotel that when it was established was one of the most respected and high-quality in Israel.

Photo: IDF Spokesman

"We have been in activity for half a year when it comes to Corona, these have been crazy months, and now we are back to dealing with what we are good at - rescue," says Lt. Gen. Amir Ben-David, head of the unit training division in the rescue and training division.

"We practiced a battalion operated under a plan of a structure that collapsed as a result of missile fire, with an emphasis on the Corona Hotel. We created an orange standard mark, which allows us to carry out rescue operations in accordance with Ministry of Health guidelines. Among other things, we practiced various rescue plans.

Amir Ben David // Photo: Oren Cohen

Ben-David explains that in order to treat corona patients, the medical response during rescue will be tighter and the rescuers will be more highly protected.

"We need to adjust the response so that we do not become infected, and at the same time examine parameters that we are not used to - who the populations are in terms of age, keeping capsules inside the collapsed structure and more."

The fact that the building where we practiced, and which was demolished in a controlled manner, served as a hotel, helped them a lot in practicing the scenario.

"You can train in hotel rooms, a dining room. One of the unit's medical staff said that years ago he and his wife were staying in the room where he trained."

This is not the only exercise that the rescue division has adapted to the changing reality.

In the past year, a real destruction city has been built at the Zikim base of the Home Front Command, where the fighters are conducting unique training.

"The compound simulates cities and streets in Israel, above and below ground. We took a thousand pieces of concrete from the subway being built in Tel Aviv, scraps that do not need to be built, and created a real station, to train for command day. We now got almost two kilometers of concrete road to create dimensions. , To practice rescuing in a damaged structure where it is impossible to enter the blocked emergency room.

"We received worn-out railroad tracks from the Israel Railways to simulate rescues in skyscrapers. In addition, we need to practice breaking down doors, so we turn to people in homes that are slated for demolition as part of TMA 38 to leave the doors open when they leave.

We order from a door companies a technician who installs a door within an hour only to break it through with a fighting force within minutes. "

Source: israelhayom

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