Yokneam is an Emergency Community Facility consisting of MDA station, Fire Station and Police Station with no funding subsidy from the Government completed in 2009.
The nearest Hospital is Haifa, twenty minutes away from Carmel and Rambam. There are thirteen kibbutzim’, moshavim and many villages in the area that rely on the one station.
Yokneam belongs to the Carmel region. The station is managed by Shimon Biton and is staffed by over 100 volunteers and 50 youth volunteers. The station volunteers provide training to the whole community, starting from fifteen years old in general first aid and CPR. The older children are trained to drive and escort the ambulances.
The station is run as a family unit, all helping one another with total support of the local council and entire community.
The nearest MICU is fifteen minutes away at Necher.
The station run’s 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With two Standard Ambulances and two MICU’s.
The ambulance bay is at the front of the building facing the road for quick response time. The building is a single story, 460 sq m construction with provision for a double story in the future. As the site is a historic, old British military base, the station was built in Old British Colonial Style.
Today, 2020 Yokneam is a thriving community with a very high IT industry.