We can provide an emergency disaster response in the UK and worldwide in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, landslide, extreme weather events and areas of structural collapse.
Our team of dedicated, highly trained volunteers are on standby 24/7, 365 days of the year.
Every penny we raise is spent in support of training, equipment, and the transportation of the team to disaster sites so that we can help those in need. In addition to our international response team, we are also working with countries to provide advice and training on how to manage in the initial 24 hours of the disaster.
Team members are drawn from all walks of life. The one common attribute shared by all our volunteers is the desire and determination to help the innocent victims of disaster around the world.
When disaster strikes, time is of the essence. It is therefore essential that the SARAID team is well trained, equipped, and able to deploy quickly to the site of any disaster both at home and overseas. We can move swiftly to the scene of the disaster and provide a comprehensive and effective service to those in need. Whether there is a need for search and rescue, medical assistance, structural assessment, logistical support we have the expertise to assist.
When deployed, team members search through damaged and collapsed structures to find survivors and bring them to safety using a variety of technical skills, specialist equipment and teamwork.
Whilst deploying to assist with Search and Rescue after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, we became aware of the activities of Nepal Scouts who were helping to assist in the earthquake relief efforts.
We returned twice to Nepal during 2015 to assist in conducting further training and capacity building among local communities. It was during this time that we learned first hand of the problems with some community based response programmes.
Combining the enthusiasm and talent of Scouts with our experience, knowledge and desire to help, we developed a specific training programme known as SMART. We return regularly to Nepal to run training sessions in order that communities are ready and resilient in future.
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