Tel Aviv: Firefighters Criticize Police’s Conduct During Yesterday’s Collapse

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Strong criticism is being directed at the Israel Police due to the way they handled the initial moments following the collapse of the parking garage in Ramat Hachayal neighborhood in Tel-Aviv yesterday.

The criticism was made know during a meeting of senior-level firefighting officers last night, Jerusalem Online reports.

According to the officers, the police sent too many forces to the scene of the incident in an unorganized fashion, a fact that led to heavy traffic on the main routes leading to the site of the collapsed building, delayed the arrival of firefighting forces and ultimately hindered the rescue efforts.

“Not everyone has to be a patriot, jump into his car and drive up when there’s an incident,” one of the officers stated during the meeting. “The number of people who arrive at an incident needs to be organized and efficient.” Another officer claimed that firefighting and rescue forces had to argue with policemen in order to reach the site of the collapse.

Two people were killed and 24 were injured in the collapse.

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{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

 

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