Danica Reid was told that two months of ambulance volunteer service in Tel Aviv would be uneventful. The Moose Jaw paramedic had no idea her assignment in Tel Aviv would include running from enemy rockets and helping in the aftermath of a bus bombing. “I was in Tel Aviv with seven other volunteers,” she said. “They said, ‘Oh, you don’t have to worry. Nothing ever happens in Tel Aviv. It’s the safest place in the country.’ But with Hamas rockets reaching Tel Aviv last November, “You had 15 seconds to get to a bomb shelter, a safe room or a staircase. If you were outside, you’d run inside a building.” With the short response time, Reid found herself waiting out the bomb threats in some unlikely places.
“For one I was in the back of a fabric shop,” she recounted. “Another one I was in the back of a bakery. All the store owners help you out. I never made it to a bomb shelter.” In this Moose Jaw Times Herald article (see below), Reid tells of skirting danger while helping to save lives when a bomb got tossed into a bus: