The personnel of “Zachi Civil Defense Unit” were recruited during the year 2014 as a response to heightened security tensions along the northern border, just 7 miles away.
The unit was created in collaboration with the Meona village managing committee and is under its supervision.
The team’s goals are:
1) providing assistance to residents during emergencies such as earthquakes, terror attacks, war-situations etc.
2) Providing search and rescue capabilities to the local security unit in Meona, operating under the IDF command and acts as a preliminary response force to any disaster or security threat.
This communal initiative was backed by a donation from the Galila Foundation, provided for the acquisition of upgraded protective and rescue equipment, significantly enabling the unit to adequately carryout its duties.