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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 for reconnaissance, as these will be involved in live rescue missions. Unmanned aerial vehicles, or …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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