Swords Of Iron

140th day of fighting

October 7th – Yaniv Tayar

"I told my wife and children that this was an unusual event and that I was going to the MDA station"

n the morning of October 7th , Yaniv Tayar, a senior EMT at Magen David Adom from Sderot station, woke up to the sounds of the Red Alert sirens and immediately left for the station. He never imagined what he would go through over the next few hours. “I got organized and told my wife and children that this was an unusual event and that I was going to the MDA station,” recounts MDA Senior EMT Yaniv Tayar “When I arrived at the station in Sderot we realized that we were in a situation that I did not think could happen, a situation of a terrorist infiltration with shooting close to the station. We heard the shooting less than 50 meters from us.’

“I put on my protective vest and helmet and prepared for the worst. We received reports of injured people in the city and at the same time injured people started arriving at the station. We organized the station to receive casualties and at the same time the crew of the bulletproof MICU went out to treat the injured and evacuate them. I remember that the injured kept arriving, police officers, soldiers, civilians. We did everything we could that day, despite the high death toll, we also managed to save human lives.”

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