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Israeli Fire & Rescue

The Israeli firefighters, the unsung heroes of Israel, are ranked among the best fire fighting and rescue services in the world, and are considered the number one specialists in responding to acts of terror. Today, with the increased vulnerability of the civilian population, Israel Firefighters and Rescue Services have become Israel's most vital security asset.

The Friends of Israel Firefighters (FIF) was established to meet the challenge of outfitting Israel's firefighters with the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities they need to continue performing their job of protecting and saving the lives of Israel's citizens.

The Fire and Rescue Services of Israel, with the FIF's support, provide vital services, saving and protecting lives and property in the face of ever-increasing challenges and demands, and responding to a wide range of incidents -- from terrorist attacks and hazardous materials incidents to fires and accidents. Their role as first responders in military confrontations has proved again their important role in saving lives and supporting the resilience of the civil population in Israel.

Further, with the proliferation of long range rockets in both Gaza and southern Lebanon, and the emerging threats from Iran and Syria, the possibility of immediate escalation into strategic warfare is increasing. Under such circumstances, the need for a robust and effective fire service is greater than ever.

The Need

The fate of Israel's communities and forests rests in the hands of those who serve as Israeli firefighters. These courageous men and women are the first responders to any emergency, be it a terrorist bomb or rocket, car accident, forest fire or hazardous materials incident. Unfortunately, the Israeli municipal and forest fire truck fleets are aging and inadequate. And as demand and population grow, security concerns have cut national budgets. As a result, many communities, particularly smaller ones close to hostile borders, cannot afford the new equipment they desperately need.

The people of Israel are blessed with the greatest fire fighters. These dedicated young men and women put their lives in danger daily saving the country's citizens. Jewish National Fund has taken a major role in supporting the Israel Fire Fighters.

We have already funded 53 compact trucks, 4 standard trucks and 1 larger truck, and built several fire stations throughout the country. Most recently, new trucks were deployed in Be'er Sheva, Western Gallilee, Hadera,Yehuda and Shomron command, and Rishon Le'tzion.

We are honored to partner with such an important organization, one that has made such a large impact on the land and people of Israel. Together with FIFF, we are looking at a brighter future for Israel's Fire and Rescue Services.

You can find out more about purchasing a fire truck for a community in Israel by calling your local JNF office at 1-888-JNF-0099.

Learn more about the fire trucks and equipment JNF is hoping to provide the Friends of Israel Firefighters.


Get involved and Donate to Israeli Fire & Rescue. For naming opportunities call your local office at 888-JNF-0099.


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