Gush Etzion is located in the Judean Hills, just several kilometers south of Jerusalem towards Be’er Sheba, where most of our 22 communities are surrounded by forests. The recent fires throughout Israel also affected the Gush, jeopardizing the safety of many of our communities, along with agricultural and tourism sites.
While sometimes wildfires breakout as a result of intense heatwaves, some of the forests near our communities have been targeted in arson attacks by hostile neighboring Arabs. This type of agricultural terrorism is a dangerous reality, which cannot be ignored.
Our main fire station is located at the Gush Etzion junction and services all of our communities, business parks, shopping centers, and common areas. However, since Gush Etzion is spread out over a large mountainous terrain, we are in need of first-response fire equipment such as fire wagons and many other items in order to control any blazes until the fire brigade arrives.
The first-response equipment is utilized by community volunteers who are prepared to safeguard their homes and the homes of their neighbors at a moment’s notice 24/7.
Below is a list of the most pressing items required.
Through your generosity you can play a key role in keep our communities’ safe during fire-related emergencies!
|Item||Details||Cost (in USD)|
|Fire Wagons||5 wagons 13,400 per wagon||66,990|
|Hydrant Hook Ups||4 hook ups 5,428.59 per hook up||21,714|
|Fire Beaters||100 beaters 52.50 per beater||5,250|
|Fire Cabinet and hose+reel||20 at 205.80 per unit||4,116|
|Six Kg Extinguishers||50 units at 50.4 per unit||2,520|
|Smoke Masks||30 masks - 45 per mask||1,350|