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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

IDF search and rescue unit may be headed for Haiti

The IDF's search and rescue unit may be headed for earthquake-stricken Haiti to help in the relief efforts there.
The IDF National Search and Rescue Unit, under the Home Front Command, is a highly skilled force trained to execute special search and rescue missions, both in Israel and abroad. The unit was founded in 1983, and its’ expertise is in rescuing people trapped under ruins.

The unit is comprised primarily of reservists who are always on call, with prepared kits to enable immediate departure, and a small core of soldiers in mandatory service. In addition to the rescue teams, the unit employs doctors, engineers, mechanical engineering equipment operators and rescue dog handlers.
There are pictures of the IDF search and rescue unit in action here.


At 12:10 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

This is not surprising. I was thinking of it earlier. Drudge says the (American) Red Cross is out of supplies... so would the IDF, in conjunction, get something set up on pay pal or some other online place to collect for IDF tasks in Haiti? We could send the URL link viral if they get it set up. I'll check UJC, URJ, etc. to see if they have something going.

At 1:17 AM, Blogger rickismom said...

Yeah, my son in the oket5z canine unit said that some of the group were going....


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