Exhausted firefighters battle on even as calm returns

Despite the relative calm, firefighters are still patrolling Haifa’s streets, remaining on a 24 hours on/24 hours off shift instead of the usual 24 on/48 off work schedule.

“Right now everything is a bit calmer, there are not a lot of fires, just hot spots, nothing we can’t handle,” Haifa firefighter Eitan Ripps, 37, told The Jerusalem Post by phone from one of the city’s fire stations on Saturday. “It is not easy, it has been a lot of days away from home – not seeing the family kids – but you know, we’ll get through this together.”

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Exhausted-firefighters-battle-on-even-as-calm-returns-473755

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