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Veterans of IDF search and rescue unit take battle of saving lives to the street

Alum of Israel’s elite Unit 669 unit heed the call to serve and train civilians around the world to take practical, immediate steps in emergency situations By EMILY BENEDEK31 January 2019 Bar Reuven was in the subway in Brooklyn when he saw someone collapse on the platform. The 29-year-old Israeli moved instantly toward the trouble. He knelt beside the young woman,…

Jerusalem post, the floods of April 2018

TEN YOUTH DEAD IN SOUTHERN ISRAEL FLASH FLOODS “We were unable to escape the current and were swept away by the river,” survivors said. BY TAMARA ZIEVE APRIL 26, 2018 18:45 Ten youths, nine girls and a boy from a pre-military academy, were killed after they were carried off by a surge in the Tzafit stream west of the southern part…

Israeli Air Force Unit 669 Visits NYC

On April 1, Ambassador Dani Dayan, consul general of Israel in New York, opened his private residence to members of Unit 669, the Israel Air Force’s Airborne Combat, Search and Rescue Unit. Jewish leaders in attendance joined with members of the New York fire department, reinforcing the strong bond between Israelis and Americans in uniform who face common challenges. Ambassador…

HUNDREDS EXPECTED TO ATTEND UPCOMING ISCREAM CONFERENCE

Conference to focus on disaster management and mass casualty evacuation events. BY ANNA AHRONHEIM  APRIL 17, 2019 ozens of top medical practitioners are expected to attend the third annual IsCREAM international medical conference focusing on dilemmas in disaster management and mass casualty evacuations following natural disasters.  Organized by the 669 “Cat” alumni association, the conference on May 21 at Oshiland in Kfar…