Join a multi-agency disaster response exercise this May

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Join a multi-agency disaster response exercise this May

Here’s a great opportunity to join a multi-agency disaster response exercise, regardless of your level of previous engagement with TRUK. WHAT: Volunteers required to deploy on SIMEX – a multi-national, multi-agency disaster response training exercise. WHERE: The Team Rubicon input will be split between two locations: Team Rubicon UK Headquarters, Chilmark, Wiltshire SP3 5DU. Fort Widley, Portsmouth, Hampshire. WHEN: Saturday 6 May – Thursday 11 May 2017... Read More »

Training – what we’ve done and where we’re heading

Director of Field Operations Oz Lane has recently blogged about our progress with regional expansion in the UK and pre-planned international operations. Oz is back with the latest from TRUK Ops. For my latest update I want to give you all a run-down on what we have done and where we are heading on training. I am really proud of what we have achieved in a short space... Read More »

Sitrep 28/03/17

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Sitrep 28/03/17

Along with international partners, TRUK Ops is monitoring ongoing situations in Peru, East Africa and Northeast Australia. We are preparing for a range of deliberate (pre-planned) operations in Uganda (with Feed the Hungry), Nepal, Philippines, Haiti and South Sudan. Two Greyshirts are currently deployed to Greece where they are working with Dentaid to provide care to Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Make sure you follow us... Read More »

Building skills in security and risk management

| Posted By: Damien Earl
Building skills in security and risk management

Day 1 – Management of Risk After a five hour drive from Team Rubicon HQ I finally arrived at the Emergency Planning College in Easingwold, Yorkshire. So what was I doing here? To answer that question I should probably give a quick introduction. Having spent seven years in the military, as a human terrain analyst and cultural specialist, I left in 2014 to help establish a... Read More »

Strictly stars dance up a storm for TR

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Strictly stars dance up a storm for TR

On 18 April Nantwich Civic Hall hosted Keep Calm and Dance, a fundraising evening of dinner and dance. Stars of the show were AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, professional dancers on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and European, British Open and National Dance Champions. The glittering evening was the brainchild of Greyshirt and London Ambulance Service Paramedic Rose Pescod. “The idea of this fundraiser came to me... Read More »

Ops update – pre-planned international operations

| Posted By: Oz Lane
Ops update – pre-planned international operations

Director of Field Operations Oz Lane recently blogged about our progress with regional expansion in the UK. Oz is back with the latest from TRUK Ops. In this edition I want to concentrate on pre-planned International Operations. From this January we have been attempting to put together a year-long programme of deliberate pre-planned operations. This has been from a relatively standing start which has been... Read More »

Sitrep 21/03/17

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Sitrep 21/03/17

TRUK is monitoring ongoing situations in Peru and East Africa along with our international partners while preparing for deliberate operations in Nepal and Uganda. Two Greyshirts are now on the ground in Greece working with Dentaid to provide care to refugees.... Read More »

From the Forces to Team Rubicon UK – a comparison

| Posted By: Mark Kitchin
From the Forces to Team Rubicon UK – a comparison

Wanting an active outdoor job that involved overseas travel, working with like-minded people and the opportunity to assist communities suffering from the effects of strife or natural disasters were the very reasons I joined the Army. I strongly believed that if I could save a life or make an impact on improving the lives of those suffering then it would be worthwhile career to pursue... Read More »

Regional leadership for TRUK – where we are

| Posted By: Oz Lane
Regional leadership for TRUK – where we are

G’day fellow Greyshirts. Oz here. I’m going to attempt to expose what we are working on in Operations. When I was first asked to get involved with the website I was dead against it, however after being collared by Si Brodie and harangued for failing to communicate I changed my mind. I should warn you that I have no blogging experience, hated creative writing at school... Read More »

Getting out of your comfort zone and getting on with it

| Posted By: Fran Reed
Getting out of your comfort zone and getting on with it

We regularly ask the staff of Team Rubicon UK to blog about work at TR. This time it’s Fran’s turn. Fran is Executive Assistant to the Directors. We need someone to write the next blog they said, so here I am. I haven’t got a specific subject to write and tell you about so I just thought I’d let you know how I got here... Read More »