Israel: Full-scale War-Drill on April 6-10, 2008
By: Informatron on: 05.04.2008 [09:33 ] (2965 reads)
National Home Front Drill to be held on 8-10 April.
Published 3/April/08, Israel Ministry of Public Security
A drill-siren will be heard across the country as part of a national home-front exercise at 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
The siren will be part of a national drill taking place involving all of the national emergency services, the IDF Home-Front Command, the Israel Police, Magen David Adom, Israel Fire Department, government offices and local authorities.
Immediately after the drill-siren, a special home-front broadcast will be shown on channel 33 during which explanatory videos will be broadcasted guiding the general public on safeguard areas as well as special explanatory videos for children.
For the first time in Israel, the Israel National Emergency Agency (NEA) will conduct a large-scale home-front drill design to examine the country's emergency preparedness during the state of emergency. The drill will take place between the 6th and the 10 of April, 2008.
The NEA was established in September 2007 in order to coordinate the work of all military and civilian bodies that are operational during a national state of emergency of natural disaster.
The nation-wide drill will simulate various emergency situations that can develop after a full scale war or natural disaster, and will include sounding a siren throughout the country, simulation of an attack by non-conventional rockets, receiving the injured in hospitals, dills in all educational institutes throughout Israel and forwarding warnings and instructions to the general public via mass media.