July 5, 2019
Rescue Global have signed a three-year contract with the British Government to support and augment the worldwide Crisis and Disaster Response capability for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, we worked closely with the FCO’s Rapid Deployment Team in Dominica, locating British and dual nationality citizens who had lost contact with their families in the UK following the strongest Category 5 storm to have made landfall on the island in recorded history. Together, we were able to locate and recover a number high priority, vulnerable citizens island-wide, whilst simultaneously supporting the World Health Organisation (WHO), Pan Amercian Health Organisation (PAHO) and the International Medical Corp (IMC) for whom we conducted medical evacuations and managed the cold chain (blood and fluids) in and casualties out of the impacted areas.
Last year, as the threat from Hurricane Isaac passed through the Caribbean, we returned to work alongside the FCO with our partners at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) the British Armed Forces and United States Southern Command (Southcom), to preposition supplies that would support the most vulnerable Caribbean Islands in their resilience to further windstorm impacts.
Now, our contractual partnership with the FCO means that Rescue Global will be on hand to provide, upon request, the future supply of multiple aviation assets (including strategic heavy lift, as well as regional and last mile fixed wing and rotary capabilities), shipping, ground transport, response personnel life support, information and ground truth gathering services, and goods required in response to natural hazard induced disasters, crises, and other emergency events requiring a response by the British Authority, worldwide.
Through our effective and innovative partnerships, Rescue Global will continue to support local primacy and leadership in nation-led preparedness and response efforts, while assisting the robust preparedness efforts and infrastructural resilience bolstered by the UK Government, following significant investment in emergency aid and reparations. This is how we support UK national and global interests and vulnerable British citizens abroad, all within the context of cultivating stronger resilience and supporting vulnerable nations more broadly.