The Israel Fire and Rescue Authority is in charge of extinguishing and preventing the spread of fires, as well as rescuing people and salvaging property.
The Fire and Rescue Authority is in charge of preventing, extinguishing, and preventing the spread of fires, as well as rescuing people and salvaging property. The firefighters deal with fires in homes and open spaces, handle hazardous substances, rescue victims from road accidents, and any other life and property saving scenario.
The Fire and Rescue Commission operates under the authority of the Ministry of Public Security. The Minister of Public Security is the minister in charge of appointing the Fire and Rescue Commissioner. Currently, the commissioner is Shahar Ayalon.
Structure of the Fire and Rescue Authority
The Fire and Rescue Authority in Israel is divided into seven districts across the country. The service is headed by a commander, who is responsible for the daily operational implementation of the service, and who is subjected to the management of the firefighting authority.
As of 2013, there were a total of 2,500 fire personnel, 1,800 of whom are firefighters.