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Happy Lag Ba’omer 🔥 

If you are celebrating tonight, please remember to stay safe! 

MDA teams are preparing specialized vehicles and treatment sites for worshippers at several key areas around Israel.

Happy Lag Ba’omer 🔥

If you are celebrating tonight, please remember to stay safe!

MDA teams are preparing specialized vehicles and treatment sites for worshippers at several key areas around Israel.
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Racheli Danhi, 32 from Bnei Brak, is a Haredi volunteer EMT and ambulance driver. She was also at last years event and remembers. 

Each year, the day after the Meron event, I start the countdown to the next one. It is a very emotional event for me. Last years disaster is an incident that Ill never forget, the noise and the screaming at the beginning, and then the horrifying, deafening silence. 

On the one hand, I was totally engrossed in medical treatment, but in the meantime I was worried about my family who were praying at the event, and it took a long time to receive any information that they were unharmed. These were very stressful moments. 

Im counting the hours until this years event and hope, Please God, that everything will pass by peacefully. I need to mend my soul.

Racheli Danhi, 32 from Bnei Brak, is a Haredi volunteer EMT and ambulance driver. She was also at last year's event and remembers.

"Each year, the day after the Meron event, I start the countdown to the next one. It is a very emotional event for me. Last year's disaster is an incident that I'll never forget, the noise and the screaming at the beginning, and then the horrifying, deafening silence.

On the one hand, I was totally engrossed in medical treatment, but in the meantime I was worried about my family who were praying at the event, and it took a long time to receive any information that they were unharmed. These were very stressful moments.

I'm counting the hours until this year's event and hope, Please God, that everything will pass by peacefully. I need to mend my soul."
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One year later, and just before returning to Meron, MDA Paramedics and EMTs recall and share their feelings from the difficult moments of the disaster.

MDA Paramedic and medical student Omri Gorge (28) from Moshav Kfar Hitim: Three days before the event I received the task of supervising MDAs Intensive Care Bus in Meron. I know the mountain well, Ive been going there since I was a child. Shortly after midnight I received a report that a Paramedic was treating someone and needed assistance, so along with the EMTs who were with me we started to head in his direction. 

Seconds later we received reports of a major incident. In the chaos of the event, where the music continued, I saw unconscious patients all around who were being resuscitated. I reported a mass-casualty incident. I keep searching and see a body and another body and another body, and it doesnt end. 

I report over the radio that the numbers keep rising and cant believe what Im seeing. The disaster in Meron took me back to my military service. They were difficult scenes and the decisions I had to make in the field keep coming back to me. 

A short time after the disaster I was accepted to study medicine in Poland but I knew that whatever happened, Id return to provide medical cover this year too. I always remember Meron as a happy event, one that brings people closer, but the disaster last year has ruined this memory. Its important to return to the mountain in happier circumstances and that, Please God, everyone will enjoy themselves and return home safely.

One year later, and just before returning to Meron, MDA Paramedics and EMTs recall and share their feelings from the difficult moments of the disaster.

MDA Paramedic and medical student Omri Gorge (28) from Moshav Kfar Hitim: "Three days before the event I received the task of supervising MDA's Intensive Care Bus in Meron. I know the mountain well, I've been going there since I was a child. Shortly after midnight I received a report that a Paramedic was treating someone and needed assistance, so along with the EMTs who were with me we started to head in his direction.

Seconds later we received reports of a major incident. In the chaos of the event, where the music continued, I saw unconscious patients all around who were being resuscitated. I reported a mass-casualty incident. I keep searching and see a body and another body and another body, and it doesn't end.

I report over the radio that the numbers keep rising and can't believe what I'm seeing. The disaster in Meron took me back to my military service. They were difficult scenes and the decisions I had to make in the field keep coming back to me.

A short time after the disaster I was accepted to study medicine in Poland but I knew that whatever happened, I'd return to provide medical cover this year too. I always remember Meron as a happy event, one that brings people closer, but the disaster last year has ruined this memory. It's important to return to the mountain in happier circumstances and that, Please God, everyone will enjoy themselves and return home safely."
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Think you know it all? Why not put your knowledge to the test at the Magen David Adom Trivia night! 

SATURDAY 28th MAY! 

Tickets still available! Discount for group bookings of 10! 

Book in today for a fun night out with good food, good company & a good laugh! 

https://www.magendavidadom.com.au/event-registration/

Think you know it all? Why not put your knowledge to the test at the Magen David Adom Trivia night!

SATURDAY 28th MAY!

Tickets still available! Discount for group bookings of 10!

Book in today for a fun night out with good food, good company & a good laugh!

www.magendavidadom.com.au/event-registration/
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Baruch Dayan Ha’emet 🕯 

Just days after Yom Hazikaron, Magen David Adom, Israel’s National Rescue Service, mourns the loss of Noam Raz, who was killed yesterday in battle in Jenin, during an anti-terror operation meant to safeguard Israeli civilians. 

Noam was a professional and well respected paramedic in the Jerusalem Region, and saved many lives. 

Noam leaves behind a wife and six children. Magen David Adom will continue to support them through these difficult times.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emet 🕯

Just days after Yom Hazikaron, Magen David Adom, Israel’s National Rescue Service, mourns the loss of Noam Raz, who was killed yesterday in battle in Jenin, during an anti-terror operation meant to safeguard Israeli civilians.

Noam was a professional and well respected paramedic in the Jerusalem Region, and saved many lives.

Noam leaves behind a wife and six children. Magen David Adom will continue to support them through these difficult times.
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