Hosted at Kibbutz Yagur near Haifa, volunteers from United Hatzalah from across Israel’s North gathered for a mass casualty incident (MCI) training drill, the organization said in a statement. The drill simulated a slew of rocket attacks alongside terrorist infiltration and firefights, devised in the aftermath of October 7th to train first responders on the opposite side of the country to be prepared for anything.
Simulation of various obstacles
The uncertainty also included concerns about bombs on the scene, cleared by sniffer dogs before proceeding. Two volunteers also were injured by gunfire in the exercise, all simulated for impact.
Naftali Rotenberg, Director of the Carmel region at United Hatzalah, stated, “With the assistance of branch leaders and our dedicated volunteers in the Carmel region, we successfully conducted this special exercise. Our continuous focus on various threats, routinely updated by security forces, ensures that our medical teams are trained and ready for any situation. I extend my gratitude to the Operations Division of United Hatzalah for their substantial efforts in making this important exercise a success.”