Cyclone ‘Debbie’ Australia 2017

Whilst this wasn’t recognised as an ‘official’ deployment, we did deploy into this event with two members to help coordinate a team of 32 youth workers.

The statistics are as follows:

• Deployment length – 8 days
• Team number – 32
• Hours performed – 1,750 hrs = 218.75 hrs per day
• Houses cleared – 33
• Factories cleared – 5
• Public domains cleared (Airlie [...]

2017 Disaster Preparedness Program - Malawi


The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP) will take place in Malawi from 18 – 29 September 2017.

If you are a RescueNet PP1 member and above and you are interested in joining us for this fantastic and exciting event, please be sure to contact Danielle de Zeeuw as soon as you can [...]

Haiti 2016

Many people have been asking why RN didn’t respond to the recent Haiti crisis, following Cyclone Matthew.

RN has an Early Warning Office (EWO) which receives alerts from the Glodal Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS). Originally GDACS put out figures of 264 deaths, but the media put out 800 +.

The United Nations Office for the [...]

Australia/New Zealand Introductory Course

RescueNet Australia/New Zealand are proud to announce they will be running the Emergency Response Introductory course in Canberra Australia – 20th November to 3rd December 2017.

The course will be run by Ellisha Sorensen and assisted by Mark Cockburn who combined have tremendous experience with running these Introductory Courses.

Together with an excellent team, they will execute [...]

Vanuatu 2015

On 13 March 2015, Category 5 cyclone PAM 15 ravaged through the Pacific causing widespread destruction in Vanuatu .

RescueNet responded immediately with a multinational team of seven, led by Mark Cockburn who is the Australian Coordinator. They were later joined by three doctors and a dentist from Fiji and New Zealand, and two logistical members [...]

Nepal 2015

The RescueNet (RN) deployment into Nepal is being headed up by the RN US Coordinator (David Mansfield).

Dave has a wealth of experience and he’s supported with a group of 15 international team members comprising a doctor, nurses, Paramedics, Trauma Councillors, Search and Rescue and Logistical personnel. They began entering Nepal the day after the [...]