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Long Term Partnership With Israel to Send Mission Teams to Aid Israel During Crises

EVP allows concerned and caring firefighters; medical personnel, communities and community leaders to partner with Israel by taking an active part in protecting and aiding Israel in crises. This is what distinguishes the EVP from other relief organizations - our volunteers work with Israeli emergency teams in the field, assisting those in need, saving lives in real time.

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fire

All donation, large or small, will help us save lives in Israel. On behalf of Israel's embattled population, thank you and God bless

medical

All donation, large or small, will help us save lives in Israel. On behalf of Israel's embattled population, thank you and God bless

community

All donation, large or small, will help us save lives in Israel. On behalf of Israel's embattled population, thank you and God bless

Join us

We stand with Israel to protect the land and the Jewish people should a crisis or disaster occur serving as Emergency First Responders. Do you have a heart to help others in need? Do you want the skills needed to protect your family, your community and the people of Israel during a time of crisis?
Join us for the safety of Israel.

WHO CAN JOIN

WHO CAN JOIN

Israel’s National Fire and Rescue Services opens this project to professional and volunteer firefighters. Those who are prepared to assist the State of Israel’s first or second lines of civil defense workers is eligible to become a part of the project. An individual who has successfully completed all training and examinations, has been certified as a firefighter and who is certified by their State to work in this profession.

Firefighters will be assigned to a specific fire service station in Israel and will operate according to the orders by the Israeli Fire Service officers.  Professional firefighters with a minimum of two years working experience are preferred.  All others will be evaluated on an individual basis upon request.

CRITERIA FOR VOLUNTEERS

An individual who has successfully completed all training and examinations, has been certified as a Firefighter and who is certified by their State to work in this profession. Professional firefighters with a minimum of two years working experience. All others will be evaluated on an individual basis.

    1. Certified firefighters in accordance with local ordinances.
    2. Graduates of basic firefighting courses in their home communities.
    3. Firefighters with another profession or specialty.
    4. Must have a level of physical fitness in accordance of the local fire service.
    5. A letter of recommendation from their station chief at their place of work.
    6. All candidates will have a personal interview.

CERTIFICATION

OUR TRAININGS

All responders who deploy to Israel must be certified by the Israeli Goverment and EVP, which means they have completed all required training, hold valid certification(s) according to their professional status, and are ready for deployment.

A certified responder is defined as one who has, over the period of one year, completed the following requirements:

  1. Meets all EVP volunteer requirements.
  2. Passed EVP's volunteer review.
  3. Completes the training.
  4. Meets EVP’s standards of conduct.

In order to train the responder for their tasks in Israel, EVP with the Israeli Goverment emergency departments, has implemented requirements for multiple levels of training. Training certifications held at a higher level than required supersede lower skill requirements (e.g., basic first aid is not required for those who hold EMT, paramedic, etc. certifications).  

EVP'S TRAINING

This training will teach volunteers the acceptable standards of personal and operational readiness in Israel and to acquaint them with new or revised protocols and/or procedures. Training will be conducted by teams of EVP certified instructors from the US and Israel held in state or municipality-recognized emergency training centers with the emergency equipment necessary for effective training, plus simulation facilities in some cases. Training will consist of classroom lectures, practical exercises, and drills on various scenarios. Volunteers will develop/maintain deployment readiness and allow EVP to assess volunteer readiness for future deployment. 

The trainings include breakout sessions for each area of service and the specific content is determined by EVP operational staff in Israel depending on potential scenarios and identified needs of the volunteer force. 

stories from

our heroes

THE BRUSH FIRES IN ISRAEL HAD BEEN RAGING FOR DAYS IN THE LAND THAT I LOVE

Ben Arnold LAFD

IT WAS 4:00 AM, THANKSGIVING MORNING.

MY PHONE VIBRATED ON THE NIGHT STAND AND THE TEXT READ 'WE’RE DEPLOYING TO ISRAEL-- LEAVING IN 6 HOURS. I LEANED OVER TO KISS MY FIANCÉE GOODBYE AND LEFT FOR THE LONG FLIGHT FROM LAX TO BEN GURION AIRPORT. 

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