Israeli fire and rescue experts fly to aid California

He makes the winds His messengers, fiery flames His servants.




(the israel bible)

August 30, 2020

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At 1 o’clock in the morning on Sunday, August 30, an Israeli delegation departed for California to assist in managing a massive wave of wildfires.

The delegation includes 10 officers and firefighters from Israel’s Fire and Rescue Authority, chosen by Fire and Rescue Services Commissioner Dedy Simhi, along with rescue and forest fire experts and a Foreign Ministry official.

On August 15, lightning strikes started hundreds of fires across northern and central California, killing five people. More than 1.2 million acres have burned, and California is under a state of emergency.

About 119,000 California residents were evacuated; some 50,000 were able to return home in the past few days. Sixteen fires are currently listed as “active incidents” on the state’s Cal Fire website and officials say “mega fires” could burn for weeks.

“The departure of a relief mission to the United States, and Israel’s rapid mobilization to assist its friend the United States, is representative of the close friendship between our nations and of the excellent relations our two countries share across a wide range of areas,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabi Ashkenazi.

The trip is funded by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Security, which oversees the Fire and Rescue Authority.

“The launch of this mission follows intensive communication between the Foreign Ministry and the US Embassy in Israel, as well as the Israeli consulate in San Francisco and the authorities in the United States, in order to identify the United States’ needs in managing the wildfires and arrange the necessary approvals,” the Foreign Ministry stated.

Trav Hawley from the California Air National Guard tweeted, “We appreciate the help from @PikudHaoref1 [the Israeli Home Front Command] here in California fighting unprecedented fires with us.”

This article first appeared in Israel21C.

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