Next, Monday, November 21, the city will conduct a municipal emergency drill, where the National Homefront Command and the National Emergency Management Authority will evaluate the city’s preparedness for emergency situations. The exercise will include all the departments and officials at the Iriyah, who will need to deal with different scenarios, such as missiles falling in the city, a mass casualty incident, a crisis of water, fire and power outages. The Municipal Emergency Headquarters and the Search and Rescue Unit will also be participating in the drill. The moked (municipal hotline) will practice sending messages to residents during emergencies.
During the day of the exercise, there will be heavy traffic throughout the city consisting of safety and rescue vehicles: military, police, fire, Magen David Adom and Iriyah mobile security units. Also, as part of the exercise smoke grenades will be at different sites throughout the city in order to simulate areas where rockets fell. Smoke grenades are not hazardous to health and do not interfere with the normal life of local residents.