1. philsuarez

    How Does a Disaster Relief Organization Get Boots on the Ground? The Logistics Behind the Scenes

    Article by: Phil Suarez, Director of Operations NYC Medics Disaster Response: Logistics Before an organization considers responding to a large scale international catastrophe, the organization must have set guidelines and operating procedures that details how the organization responds.  We, at NYC Medics (NYCM) refer back to these guidelines and bylaws as well as our experience to map out a successful deployment.  At the top of the list is always security.  The safety of the team is paramount to any organizational deployment. When a humanitarian crisis develops, usually after a catastrophic event, I first access all main media sources including...
  2. Eric Holden

    Packing for Disaster Deployment

        The key to packing for any disaster response is the “go bag”. The basic concept is that you have a pre-packed bag which includes essentials you would need for a response to any environment. Items such as: toiletries sunscreen personal medical equipment (stethoscope, oto-ophthalmosccope, trauma shears) headlamp and extra batteries. Will be the same wherever you go. The only variables will be the climate in the area you are going to and the degree of independence from others you will experience. Background As a lifelong hiker and backpacker I have a shelf in my basement...