Since the war started, EVP has been activating its established network of medical teams and firefighters, and is now actively deploying multiple teams weekly at the direct request of the IDF.
Within 48 hours of the attack, EVP was formally activated by the IDF, Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon, and the Israel Fire Service.
There is an immediate need for the following specialties:
Medical. Operating room/PACU staff (physicians, nurses); emergency room staff (physicians, nurses); ICU staff; providers with experience in emergency medicine and at trauma centers (physicians, nurses, paramedics).
Firefighting. Active career firefighters (min. 3 years experience); active volunteer firefighters (min. 6 years experience). Responders should have Firefighter 2, HAZMAT, Operations, and Rescue Technician certs. Priority will go to certified rescue and confined space technicians.
EVP anticipates further deployments of up to 200 additional responders. Working with local hospitals, the Israel Fire & Rescue Authority, and the Israel Defense Forces, EVP responders are saving lives and relieving pressure on healthcare workers both at the hospital and in the field.
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EVP arranges and covers all transport, accommodation, and insurance for responders during their deployment. If you are a currently-licensed medical professional (physician, PA, nurse, or paramedic) and are willing to deploy to Israel on short notice for up to 14 days, please complete the following:
A volunteer member of the logistics team will then be in contact to discuss next steps.
If you are interested in financially sponsoring the deployment of a responder or would like to discuss institutional support for the program, please use our CONTACT FORM.
EVP firefighting volunteers have long responded to the call in moments of need, from past rounds of violence to devastating wildfires.
We are seeking active career firefighters (min. 3 years experience); and active volunteer firefighters (min. 6 years experience). Responders should have Firefighter 2, HAZMAT, Operations, and Rescue Technician certs.
Priority will go to certified rescue and confined space technicians. If you are a currently-certified firefighter meeting the requirements and are willing to deploy to Israel for a rotation of 14 days, please complete the following:
Above: EVP US volunteers deploy alongside Israeli firefighters in the coastal city of Ashkelon, October 2023.