Philippines 2014

Some of you may have heard but currently there’s a cyclone called Hagupit-14 (locally known as Ruby), heading towards the Philippines. Its been predicted to make landfall this weekend, with wind speeds of over 255 kph (160 mph). News articles are reporting the possibility of more than 30 million people being impacted by this cyclone, [...]

US Introductory Course

The training events in the US are usually lead by David Mansfield (the US National Coordinator) who has deployed with us six times – Philippines, Pakistan, Haiti, Oklahoma, Philippines ‘13 and Nepal.

Dave and his Team always do an excellent job in introducing you to all the various elements of Emergency Response work.

They will be running [...]

European Introductory Course

This training event was one not to be missed!! Led by Rebekka Bodemer, who has deployed into the Philippines ‘13 disaster, the Ebola crisis and the Nepal disaster, this truly was an epic event!

Rebekka and her Team always do an excellent job in introducing you to all the various elements of Emergency Relief.

In 2018 [...]


RescueNet (RN) deployed nineteen international members into the Philippines from 11-30 November 2013.

As I was unable to rapidly respond, I asked David Mansfield, the US Co-ordinator, to head up the leadership of this deployment. Dave and a small team flew into Cebu and then caught a military Philippine flight into Tacloban.

Shortly after he headed into [...]


The ongoing civil war in Syria continues. The forces loyal to the government oppose those rebel forces who fight to free the nation from government control.

RescueNet has a Team ready and willing to respond into this event, as soon as it has been stabilised.

The work to rebuild the Syrian nation will continue for a very [...]


People often ask why we don’t deploy into this or that disaster – like Chile, China, Japan or Myanmar for example. There are many reasons why we don’t deploy – perhaps the leader of the country isn’t calling for international assistance – perhaps we don’t have enough available members at that time – perhaps funds [...]

Haiti 2010

As you are no doubt aware, a catastrophic earthquake of 7.0 on the Richter Scale hit Haiti – the world’s poorest nation! Its epicentre was near the town of Léogâne, approximately 25 km west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. The earthquake occurred at 16:53 local time on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. By 24 January, at least [...]