American FireFighters Fly to Israel to Join Fight Against Arson Terror

by Avi Abelow

US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, thanked ten American firefighters who flew to Israel to help the Israeli fire department fight the Gaza terror fires in Southern Israel. The American firefighters came with the emergency volunteers project (EVP).  They are a US outfit that trains and deploys fire & rescue personnel to Israel in times of crisis.

Fighting the Gaza Arson Terror

More than 7,500 acres of Israeli land has been destroyed.  This includes thousands of acres of natural parks and agricultural fields. Just the other day, Gaza terrorists ignited 15 fires ignited arson kites and incendiary balloons.

Ashton Bright, from Plantation, Florida said that he “came to Israel as part of the emergency volunteers project (EVP) in order to help fight the fires.  Hamas has been sending kite balloons and starting arson fires in Southern Israel for many months. We are here to help with the response to those fires by coming in and dealing with them. Just yesterday we had two very large fires near Gaza. One we had to call in the bulldozers. We called in the fire planes. And we also called in the fire helicopters, so it was quite amazing. It was actually the first time I ever worked with all three pieces of equipment at the same time on the same fire.”

Ambassador Friedman said that these American firefighters “show the incredible solidarity between the American people and the Israeli people”. He added that “I can’t think of anything better that better demonstrates the solidarity, love and cooperation between the United States and Israel. I had to come here and see it for myself.”


The American firefighters who flew to volunteer in Israel with EVP are on the front lines together with our Israeli IDF troops and firefighters.

Col. Kemp

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