Staff "Running water" Of volunteers from the Galilee-Carmel Rescue Unit of the Israel Police, completed training in the Jordan River yesterday (Friday) as part of a training sequence for readiness for the rainy season and floods.
During the training the volunteers practiced different scenarios to rescue hikers who got into trouble in streams and open areas due to the stormy weather.
Due to climate change in recent years, we are witnessing many rescues in the winter season, this requires the volunteers to be on standby 24/7 and leave immediately as soon as a call from travelers in distress is received.
The rescue sector of the Galil-Carmel Rescue Unit includes Ramat Menashe (Nahal Taninim, Dalia, Hashofet), the nature reserves in Carmel (Nahal Oren, Nahal Yagur, Nahal Alon) and the nature reserves in the Upper and Lower Galilee (Nahal Hilzon, Beit HaEmek, Ga’aton, Amud and Kziv).
According to Guy Gerversky, commander of the Galil-Carmel rescue unit: "As part of maintaining fitness and the annual training program we practiced various rescue scenarios and personal skills. We remind travelers: before you go out into the open and the nature reserve you should be updated on the weather and warn not to cross streams during the floods, neither on foot nor by car".