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Tuesday, 26 May 2015 12:32

National Defense Exercise

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National Home Front exercises will take place next week in cities across the country, including Modiin-Maccabim-Reut.

The exercise takes place once a year to prepare the Home Front Command (Pikud HaOref), local authorities and the different emergency services of the State of Israel for emergency situations and falling missiles.

The exercise will take place throughout the week and reach its peak on Tuesday, June 2 when there will be two sirens for a minute each: one at 11:05 in the morning and the second at 19:05 in the evening. The purpose of the sirens is to test the sirens across the country and to practice going to protected areas: in the morning at work and school and in the evening at individual homes. Residents of the city who do not hear the siren are asked to report it immediately to the Moked #106.

The Home Front Command will also be testing the personal message system, a warning system of sending text messages to mobile phones indicating that the alarm is sounding serves as an additional warning. The text messages will only be sent to mobile devices that support the system and only to those who are in the area during the alarm. There may be cases where messages are sent in areas where the alarm has not been sounded due to overlap of cellular antennas among different regions.

During the morning drill there will be practice going to shelters in all the schools in the city. All the public shelters and protected areas in Maccabim and Reut will be open for residents who want to practice going to a protected area during the siren.

The municipality will conduct exercises with emergency and security services to practice scenarios of rockets falling in the city and other emergency situations. During the exercise the city's emergency headquarters and search and rescue unit will practice rescue from ruins at the training site.

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