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Emergency Response Team Training

Field Ready’s emergency response team is equipped to respond to disasters within 72 hours. We have responded to a number of emergencies recently. Here's some examples: the water crisis in South Sudan, the 2017 hurricanes in the Caribbean and volcano Ambae in Vanuatu.

The Pacific Region is one of the most prone to disasters including, floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis. We are currently building our roster in the Pacific Region so we can respond to the number of disasters in the region.

Our recruitment process entailed training by our senior team and guest lecturers, covering a range of humanitarian topics such as protection, inclusion, the vulnerability of risks, hazards and more.

Our RED Team training took place at the end of September 2018. All participants met on Friday evening for a weekend long training and went through a number of activities. The training was facilitated by Eric James, Andrew Lamb, Luke Johnston, John Cindric, and Tommy Dick (members of our Australian board of directors).

The weekend was a combination of assessments, training, and introductions. One of the activities was a scavenger hunt where groups had to work in teams to figure out answers to Field Ready related questions. Saturday afternoon included a full simulation responding to a mock disaster. On Sunday, the group reflected on the weekend’s activities.

There were 7 participants in total, with backgrounds as first-rate makers and engineers. After the successful training, we are eager to deploy our expanded team at the onset of a disaster.

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