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February 27, 2013

Fire Chief Threatens To Shut Down Israel’s Largest Bus Company

Egged busesIsrael’s Fire Chief Shachar Ayalon is threatening to shut down Israel’s largest bus company, Egged, unless Egged installs a fire detection and prevention system on each of its 3,000 buses.

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Fire Chief Threatens To Shut Down Israel’s Largest Bus Company
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Israel’s Fire Chief Shachar Ayalon is threatening to shut down Israel’s largest bus company, Egged, unless Egged installs a fire detection and prevention system on each of its 3,000 buses, Yeshiva World reported.

Egged provides public bus service in Jerusalem and service between various cities and towns throughout the country.

In the 14 months since January 1, 2012, 125 buses from a number of bus companies have burned. Just last week an Egged bus on Highway 1 reportedly burned due to a motor malfunction. Earlier this week, a non-Egged bus burned in Beersheva and on Monday an Egged bus burned in Beit Shemesh.

Ayalon warned Egged that there are elderly and disabled passengers on its buses who may not be capable of evacuating quickly enough.

“If we wait until after the disaster, they will all question ‘where were the fire experts,’ so I am announcing that if Egged does not install fire detectors and fire extinguishers on its buses, I will shut the company down,” he said.

The chief’s office had already privately asked Egged to install a fire detection and prevention system on each of its buses, but Egged failed to reply and failed to install the system on even one bus. In contrast, most city bus companies in the US have fire extinguishers and emergency equipment on board each bus they operate.

Ayalon said he is giving Egged thirty days to comply. If Egged fails to do so, Ayalon said he will begin the process needed to shut Egged down.

The system Ayaon wants installed reportedly can cost as much as 10,000 NIS ($2683) per bus.

Egged claimed that was “studying” Chief Ayalon’s request.

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"In the 14 months since January 1, 2012, 125 buses from a number of bus companies have burned."

The $#@&! are they doing in those buses, barbecues?. Never heard anywhere else in the world (not even China), of a Bus company losing so many buses to fire.

Accidents, falling once in a while of a cliff area (Asia and South America), the odd, single bus fire,... but 125?!. What is really the story behind this?.

I agree with Bob. What is happening to cause this huge number of bus fires? It does not seem to be the natural order of things...

Is it arson from either the Arabs or the frumma?

Weird

extinguishers are not a bad idea, but those smoke alarms need a convenient override... because on those trips from eilat when they saturate the seats, and straphangers have to sit on the steps, that conciliatory cigarette is gonna get smoked.

I think many of these bus fires are a result of women sitting up front. In these cases, the bus spontaneously combusts due to the sinning against God.

Sarek we are not going to put the blame on women anymore.... so the reason for these bus going on fire is because charedi; when they see a woman sitting in front they masturbate behind. But only the men are to blame.

"Israel’s Fire Chief Shachar Ayalon is threatening to shut down Israel’s largest bus company, Egged, unless Egged installs a fire detection and prevention system on each of its 3,000 buses, Yeshiva World reported."

Yeshiva World - an authoritative, unbiased, responsible and totally reliable source of hard information - not.

The hills that the buses climb really tax the engines.
When the manufactures of the chassis and engine come and make suggestions they suggest actually a model that is two levels up from the buses used here.
the buses chosen do not have the horsepower, and cooling systems for the hills and they need the fire detection and suppression system that is being suggested.

this is an old story here
for whatever reason the wrong bus was chosen

The hills that the buses climb really tax the engines.
When the manufactures of the chassis and engine come and make suggestions they suggest actually a model that is two levels up from the buses used here.
the buses chosen do not have the horsepower, and cooling systems for the hills and they need the fire detection and suppression system that is being suggested.

this is an old story here
for whatever reason the wrong bus was chosen

Posted by: amrilusaguy | February 28, 2013 at 01:13 AM

Regardless of whether the buses are allegedly underpowered, I can envisage no physical mechanism by which a fire could occur.

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