Ichud Hatzalah responders are widening the scope of their first-response assistance and from now on, when a member of the ambu-cycle team arrives on the scene, if the situation warrants, they will be armed with a Mag-Nur fire extinguisher that in many cases can save lives and prevent serious injuries from burns.
Members of the scooter first-response teams were given a demonstration in front of the organization’s national headquarters in Jerusalem. Security agencies in Israel have purchased a quantity of the unit after realizing its ease of use and lifesaving capabilities.
Ichud officials are well-aware of their limitations and are in no way seeking to assume the role of firefighters, but because IH personnel are often first on a scene, it was decided to equip responders with this light weight device which can save lives.
The device uses potassium to extinguish a blaze, and it is non-toxic and automatic, requiring one to only direct the flow in the correct direction.
After receiving a donation of a quantity of the extinguishers, the decision was made to distribute them to responders with the hope that they are never required.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)