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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Certified to Save Lives!


10 Nisan, 5774

I spent the past few (HOT, SUNNY and pre-Passover) days learning from Pikud HaOref (Israel's Homeland Security folks) how to save lives in the event of terror attacks or earthquake, and other disasters. I'm zonked, satisfied and certified. But do me a favor: Pray hard, be nice and stay safe. I don't want to swing another axe, bust through brick or concrete walls in awful positions, pull bricks and/or dirt up and away as fast as I can, or to heave any boulders off possible survivors. Yes I know how to load someone with broken bones, burns and other injuries onto a stretcher. 

We won't even go into what disaster scenes and survivors can look like, OK? Let's just say I'm blessed with a strong, very strong, stomach. AND WOW do I understand I10 disaster codes a lot better now. BE GOOD.

PS - We worked hard to finish the course fast so students could return to our regularly scheduled activities: CLEANING our hearts and homes for the Passover holiday which starts next week!

I wore surgical scrubs under my skirt and for my top (under the orange rescuer's vest) so I could competently stretch over things without causing self-injury. Disaster scenes tend to itch, scratch and make a person dirty. I needed to work full speed ahead.

PPS - wouldja believe I've done medical coding homework in the last few days, too?

I'll add photos of the men we worked with, plus our male commanders - if I receive the ones they took.

Ah, here's something from my files:

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1 comment:

Batya Medad said...

Your post is included in the Pesach edition of  Havel Havelim. Lots o' Matzah and Jewish Blog Posts aka Havel Havelim

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