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Session to outline emergency volunteer project in Israel

The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation will host an information session about the Emergency Volunteer Project, an opportunity for professional volunteer opportunities in Israel, on Sunday, June 26, from 2-4 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. The project’s mission is to recruit, train and deploy dedicated individuals who will serve as a backup force of emergency responders in Israel.

The Weintraub Israel Center, the J and Firefighters Beyond Borders are co-hosts of the presentation, which will feature Bill Hirth, director of operations, Arlington Fire Department, Arlington EX (ret.). Additional speakers will include LeAnne Hirth, director, community response; Thomas Tucker, TAAFD, British Columbia; and Mike Kendrick, chairman, Greater Tucson Fire Foundation.

The target audience includes firefighters, law enforcement officers, technical rescue personnel, doctors, nurses, paramedics, physician’s assistants, social workers, engineers, trades professionals and community responders. Advance registration is required at  tucson

Upcoming training dates in Israel are Aug. 20-28, Sept. 17-25 or participants may plan their own dates.