Field Ready's Technical Lead, Brynmor John, recently presented Field Ready's work alongside UKAID in sunny Scotland at the Royal Highland Show 2019. We asked Bryn some questions: What did you get up to in Scotland? I connected with lots of interesting people, mainly the general public but also DFID (UKAid) staff members, UK military, Edinburgh University students and some sheep, in the finest tradition of agricultural shows in the UK. I mainly demonstrated the 3D printer and
Our team in Syria has been developing some incredibly innovative projects during the past few months, one of them being an improved machine to fight fires. Hazardous materials, the danger of collapsing structures and intense burns present life-threatening situations to firefighters and rescue teams. The rescue teams in Syria contacted Field Ready's team leader, Usamah, to have him look at the existing machine used for firefighting. There were major improvements needed to be m
Field Ready is one of the finalists for Fast Company’s 2018 World Changing Ideas. Out of 1400 entries, these are the 240 that made it to the final round. Our Rescue Tech program has been ranked under the Developing World Technology. There are numerous companies, non-profits, policies and projects working on creative problem-solving. We are honored to be recognized amongst so many innovators whom we respect. Thank you Fast Company for recognizing our life-saving work in Syria!
Usamah, a Field Ready colleague resides in Idlib province and has been working diligently to serve those in need in the surrounding area. Many have died from the increased bombings and hospitals and attacks on hospitals has increased. Reports by aid agencies stated that the maternity hospital was hit by airstrikes three times in four days. The situation is dire, and people desperately need medical attention. In besieged areas, this poses as a major challenge, especially when
Andrew Lamb, Field Ready Innovation Advisor attended the Digital Technologies for Resilience Workshop November 14-15, 2017 in Bangkok. The event was organized by FHI 360 with funding and support from the Rockefeller Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This interactive workshop included technology implementers, organizations working on resilience, and investors/donors with an interest in the intersection of digital technology and resi
Our rescue airbag being used in Syria is making a huge impact to save lives. So far eight (8) people have been saved, and many move lives will be spared because of this critical device. This is a perspective from one of the rescue workers who used our innovation: "On July 1, 2017 we were informed about an explosion of a car bomb next to a hospital in Idlib. There was extreme destruction to the hospital and the surrounding residential buildings with people trapped under the ru
Field Ready has been working in Syria in a variety of capacities to promote search and rescue capabilities. There are four primary staff working to support the initiatives there including team members in Idlib, Syria making significant strides on our projects there. Two of the projects are the airbag and the antenna, which both have the potential to save lives in Syria. There are additional products under development, such as additional search and rescue tools and medical equ
With many crises worldwide, we are pragmatic in our approach to deploy to new countries. We are always exploring the potential to expand our reach and the growing number of crisis requires a carefully considered approach. Syria represents the worst humanitarian crisis of this time. And this is why we made it a priority country for Field Ready. South Sudan experiences a range of problems such as famine and cholera outbreaks in addition to violent conflict. This is why we are p