Urgent request for fighting fund support

| Posted By: Tom McArthur
Urgent request for fighting fund support

Thanks to your support over the past two years, Team Rubicon UK has trained and deployed numerous emergency response teams to disaster-stricken regions across the world. Our predominantly ex-military volunteers possess the exceptional know-how and experience to aid populations suffering from the impact of extreme climatic events, such as earthquake, hurricane and flood. With ‘peak disaster season’ upon us, we are once again gearing up... Read More »

Capability Demonstration at Farnborough International Air Show

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Capability Demonstration at Farnborough International Air Show

Over the next few days, Team Rubicon UK will be exhibiting at the Farnborough International Air Show, the most important aviation trade show of the year. During the week, we will be demonstrating our disaster response capability and operating model, from a ‘pop-up’ HQ inside a vast Antonov An-124 cargo plane. With a real emphasis on air freight in 2018, cargo is to take primacy... Read More »

Team Rubicon UK successfully completes Drone Training

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Team Rubicon UK successfully completes Drone Training

This month a number of Team Rubicon UK were fortunate to take part in important Drone Training course, provided by Heliguy, supporters of TRUK and its’ work. Drones play an increasingly significant part in both domestic and international disaster response, as explained in our detailed article on drone support in 2015. Often in times of crisis there will be a shortage of available manned helicopters... Read More »

Team Rubicon Volunteers Support Armed Forces Day 2018

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Team Rubicon Volunteers Support Armed Forces Day 2018

At the end of June, a number of Team Rubicon volunteers deployed to Devon and Kent to celebrate Armed Forces Day 2018. We were able to showcase some of the disaster response and disaster preparedness activities undertaken by our volunteers, many of whom are former members of the Armed Forces. In Plymouth the Region X team deployed to Plymouth Hoe for a spectacular day of... Read More »

Team Rubicon volunteers deploy to Birmingham after flash floods

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Team Rubicon volunteers deploy to Birmingham after flash floods

Ex-military volunteers from disaster response charity, Team Rubicon UK, have arrived from around the UK to help the people of Birmingham whose homes have been badly flooded over the weekend. Using their military skills and experiences they have been prioritising the elderly and vulnerable, retrieving loved and valuable items and clearing dirty flood water from homes of residents. Liaising with the environment agency and local... Read More »

2018 Training Plan

| Posted By: Oz Lane
2018 Training Plan

It’s been a while since I last blogged. Been busy. I’m afraid I haven’t got any better at this sort of thing so good luck getting to the finish line. This instalment is a heads up on the 2018 training plan. Future Op concept. Without understanding where we are and want to get to this plan won’t make complete sense but nor do I want... Read More »

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 »