News Brief 12/7/2011, Kislev 11, 5772
Israel Better Prepared for Fight-Fighting
To mark the one year anniversary of the Carmel forest fire, the Knesset held a panel discussion on the incident. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, stated that 88 new fire trucks have been acquired with enough fire retardant for the next 10 years. New fire stations are being built around the country at an accelerated pace. There are over 300 new firefighters in training. 44 people were killed in the forest fire. A youth from Isfiya admitted to starting the fire accidentally while camping.