Brave bunch of under equipped amateurs - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • RichardL
    • 05.12.10 | 00:05 (IST)

    Experienced fire crews know the importance of getting to a fire quick. This one was reported two hours before crews reached it. I have seen pictures of fire fighters without helmets or gloves and even of one wearing a dust mask instead of a respirator. The single seater aircraft being used are toys. This is a bunch of understaffed, under equipped and undertrained amateurs. If Yishai's claims are right that he brought improvments to the service then they must have been in a dire state before his arrival.

    from the article: Interior minister denies responsibility for lack of firefighting resources
    First published 22:44 04.12.10 | Last updated 22:44 04.12.10
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