It is with great sadness that I write this--Deputy Commander Ahuva Tomer, the highest ranking woman officer in the Israel Police, died on Monday after succumbing to critical injuries sustained in the Carmel fire. She was driving to assist the bus carrying 40 Prison Service cadets that was trapped (and subsequently burned). She herself was trapped and suffered burns throughout her body. Deputy Commander Tomer was initially taken to Carmel Hospital in Haifa, where a team of 20 doctors worked to revive her--finally succeeding in restoring a pulse--"against all odds," in their words. She was then transferred to Rambam Hospital for continued treatment.
The picture on the left shows the bus, with her white care (left of bus) as the flames engulf them.
This video shows Deputy Commander Tomer (2:56) in her car.before she drove into the flames in an attempt to help the trapped cadets on the bus. "Baruch dayan ha'emet"
Commander Ahuva Tomer Driving into the Blaze (0:30)