Lancashire flooding – TR Recce Complete

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Lancashire flooding – TR Recce Complete

Following severe flooding earlier this week in Lancashire, Team Rubicon UK dispatched a recce team to Galgate to assess the scope of a potential response. Now that the recce team has had a chance to speak to people on the ground, we have decided that the deployment of further volunteers will not be necessary. The recce team is going to stay and help local volunteer... Read More »

New induction training dates

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
New induction training dates

Get ready to respond to disasters with Team Rubicon. If you’ve joined Team Rubicon as a volunteer, induction training is the next step in your journey. Over the course of a weekend you’ll find out more about our culture and approach, build on your knowledge of disaster response, gain other useful knowledge and, most importantly, get to know other volunteers – and us. At the... Read More »

Caribbean Hurricanes Update

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Caribbean Hurricanes Update

Team Rubicon UK is supporting communities in the Caribbean now – donate to our relief effort As communities across the Caribbean begin the arduous task of rebuilding their lives after two devastating hurricanes, Team Rubicon UK’s volunteers have been working alongside search and rescue charity Serve On and residents to clear and repair damaged schools in the British Virgin Islands so that children can get back into class... Read More »

Join TR today

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Join TR today

Team Rubicon UK is a disaster response charity that harnesses the skills and experience of military veterans, serving members of the Armed Forces, emergency responders and civilians to deliver urgent and practical relief when disasters strike, either at home or abroad. Since its inception in 2015, Team Rubicon UK has responded to over 20 disasters in the UK and internationally, from flooding in Yorkshire, Cornwall and Sri... Read More »

What it takes to deploy abroad

| Posted By: Chris Lyon
What it takes to deploy abroad

Deploying internationally is complex and requires a significant amount of planning and coordination. When we arrive on site after a disaster in a foreign country, all eyes and hope have turned to us, expecting immediate action and results. Disasters are no-excuse, results-only zones. Selection is competitive. Team Rubicon will sort you out with travel and logistics and take you into the breach, but we need you... Read More »

Living through Hurricane Maria

| Posted By: Lizzy Stileman
Living through Hurricane Maria

Support our emergency hurricane relief appeal with a donation now Arriving in the British Virgin Islands to help with the relief effort following Hurricane Irma, the last thought that crossed my mind was that I would be facing a Category 5 storm less than two weeks later; this time Hurricane Maria. Initially, we were told that Maria could be a Tropical Storm, but the category... Read More »

Team Rubicon sending skilled volunteers to Dominica to assist with recovery efforts

As Hurricane Maria continues its destructive path through the Caribbean, Team Rubicon volunteers currently deployed to the region are preparing to set off for the island of Dominica. Team Rubicon UK currently have volunteers in the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Antigua and Barbuda and Barbados, where 38 additional volunteers arrived on 20 September. Team Rubicon has concentrated attention on some of the areas... Read More »

Team Rubicon UK and Serve On work with Rotary to distribute aid in the British Virgin Islands

Over the past week, Team Rubicon UK and Serve On volunteers based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands (BVI) have been working closely with the Rotary Family of BVI to assist with the arrival, coordination, delivery and distribution of aid to affected communities. This aid has come from a variety of sources, from other Rotary Clubs around the globe to private groups such as the Puerto... Read More »

Team Rubicon at work in the Caribbean

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Team Rubicon at work in the Caribbean

Team Rubicon volunteers are on the ground in the Turks and Caicos, The British Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbados.  Now that our teams have completed much of the essential assessment work they can start identifying the vital tasks needed to help the islands devastated by Irma get back on their feet. On Tuesday, we will send 40 additional volunteers to the Caribbean to support this... Read More »

Our volunteers get to grips with “unrelenting” devastation after Irma

It’s been non-stop for the team since they arrived in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. They’ve been clearing roads, shifting downed electricity poles, assessing community centres and listening carefully to residents who are desperate for help and information in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Here’s what ex fire and rescue officer and Team Rubicon UK Operations Manager Dan Cooke had to say about conditions... Read More »