A Network of specially trained Search Dogs, Handlers and support personnel for Body Recovery operations from disasters, fires, floods, bombings, airplane crashes, criminal acts, lost persons, and drownings. Specialized communications support, Water Rescue Teams for disasters and flooding.
A Non-Profit Corporation providing service to America's Emergency Service agencies at no charge.
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GULF COAST RESCUE and RECOVERY operations by Rescue International members and sponsors
Photos from RI-RRTF water rescue teams working in New Orleans after Katrina hit, they pulled out about 300 people and coordinated dozens of volunteers that rescued thousands of trapped residents.
RI K9 Recovery Task Force was deployed to the Gulf Coast for
over two months providing Recovery Dog Teams to Hancock and Harrison Counties in
MS. Team did one week shifts assisting recovery teams from across the
country and local agencies. The CRTF allowed locale agencies to clear
actual and potential reports of remains in area most were cleared by K9 teams as
not being human, this speeds the cleanup work.
Katrina Water Rescue Photo Album
If you would like to help support us, donated to help repair our damaged Zodiac boat you can make a donation online, or by mailing it to our P. O. Box (address above). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information regarding our search and recovery efforts please be patient getting a response.
Formed in 1985 Rescue International (RI) is a nonprofit association of people, response teams and companies that provide special search, rescue, and recovery services and products to requesting agencies free of charge. RI's educational programs are based on a foundation of experienced instructors teaching students skills and providing information derived from hands on experience and supported with a written program guide and/or manual. RI has a number of Search and Rescue Training Programs available. The RRTF was formed in 2004 from the efforts of the recovery task force that worked WTC.
Based in Stroudsburg, PA., RI members have responded to dozens of special requests, small disasters and many major disasters in the past 20 years, including the 1987 Bridgeport, CT - Apartment Building Collapse, 1988 Earthquake in Armenia USSR, Hurricanes Hugo-Andrew-Opal, 1999 flooding in Boundbrook, NJ, World Trade Center Disaster Recovery Operations, Holloway Search-Aruba, Extensive Katrina rescue and recovery operations over 3 months and many regional rescues.
New Members and NIMS Typed associate SAR teams are wanted for membership in the RRTF contact RI.
RRTF-1 Resources for responses:
STATE Agencies can make EMAC requests thru State of PA EMA as most resource are dispatched from PA and surrounding states. Please follow up with a call to our emergency number.
9/11 WTC RECOVERY TASK FORCE OPERATIONS
Rescue International provided the organizational and overhead operations for a Canine Recovery Task Force of dogs, their volunteer handlers and support personnel. These specialty trained teams were brought in from across the country to assist the NYPD with locating the thousands of victims missing as a result of the WTC attack. From this effort a permanent Task Force has been formed with canine teams from across the country.
This Recovery Task Force uses volunteers from law enforcement, fire/rescue and the Search and Rescue community.
The task force is available for response with 2 to 30 canines and support, anytime special trained cadaver/recovery dogs are need. They are available to work ALL types of disasters like Fires, Building Collapse, Floods, Airplane crashes as well as small operations like Water Recovery, Criminal and Lost Person searches.
RTF Draft After action report WTC recovery.
Your donations are still needed to support the Task Force
DONATIONS CLICK HERE.
SOME OF OUR SPONSORS HELPING
PAST OPERATIONS, TRAINING AND INTO THE FUTURE
ICRI Interoperability Solution
INFINITY GEAR RADIOS and GPS
Satellite Mobile Ventures - Satellite
Communications for command operations and family contact needs (an old
friend that came thru again no matter what name they have now)
ARCH Wireless - Two-Way Pagers to support command and team members (TJ and his staff made it happen over night) Our backbone for contacting team members for callouts even today.
ZODI - Portable Hot Water products for washing the canines (what can you say but HOT WATER in a muddy dump! thanks guys)
Eltron ID Card Printers, Polaroid Software systems and their dealer network for providing ID equipment. ( A big moral boost Thanks Tom, Larry and Pat from Tempo Systems for all the help)
Sea Box, Inc. East Riverton, NJ - Thanks Jim for the donation of a storage container for use at the recovery site and to now store our response equipment .
AirTran Airlines Thanks for providing transportation for Canine Teams and taking such good care of the dogs and handlers
NUPRO K9 Supplements
Reinhart Dodge in Stroudsburg, PA - Loaner Van Thanks Bill again you help.
Air Tran Airlines - Globalstar Satellite Phones - Texas State SPCA - AKC
US Airways for help getting members to the Natalee Holloway Search in Aruba
OUR THANKS TO THE STROUDSBURG, PA HOME DEPOT AND SEARS
FOR THE SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT THEY DONATED
AND ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE AND COMPANIES THAT HAVE HELPED