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23 July 2019 - 21 Tammuz 5779 - כ"א תמוז ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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Saving lives in India and Sri Lanka with rapid emergency response E-mail

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) and United Hatzalah teamed up recently to train first responders in India and Sri Lanka in mass-casualty incidents and disaster management.

The 12-day mission in December, which was funded by the AJC, took five experts from United Hatzalah of Israel to numerous locations throughout India and Sri Lanka to help train members of local response organisations in how to provide a quick and effective emergency response to large-scale emergencies, ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attacks.

United Hatzalah, established in 2006, is a volunteer-based emergency medical services organisation based in Jerusalem. It has a network of over 5,000 volunteer medics, normally on motorcycles, as first responders.

Local participants in the December mission included the Indian Red Cross, the 108 emergency system (India’s 911), local responders such as Fire and Rescue, and emergency medical service (EMS) crews from each of the participating cities.

The mission began in Gurugram and continued on to New Delhi, where the United Hatzalah team gave lectures to dozens of emergency responders and held a combined training drill for all of the participants, guiding them through the procedures used in Israel.

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