The Support Squad: Fueling our Response

Not every disaster garners as much media attention as Hurricane Harvey or the recent California wildfires. The lack of media coverage oftentimes means a lack of funding for disaster relief. To address this concern, we’ve enlisted the Support Squad, or donors who’ve signed up for our monthly giving program. The Support Squad allows us to respond … Read More

Refining Our International Medical Capabilities

Medical response is in our DNA. It is our origin story. In the early days, we deployed action-oriented, mission-focused problems solvers in the field. And, they got shit done. We were rebellious rule-breakers. Sometimes, because rules needed breaking, other times, we didn’t know better. Over the past eight years, TR has become a major force … Read More

Hop on the Mobile Training Center

I’m sure a lot of you are wondering, what in the world is that massive billboard on wheels called the “Mobile Training Center,” and how can I check it out? For the uninitiated, the MTC, as it’s lovingly called, has been on the road doling out training and hosting Team Rubicon socials all over the … Read More

Operations Update: March Madness

As Team Rubicon volunteers respond to recent severe weather, our operations team is monitoring the need for support in Maui, Hawaii. A recon team is also on the ground in Elbert County, Colorado, investigating the possibilities for assisting residents affected by the Forest Ridge Fire. Where We’re On the Ground  Ohio: In the wake of flooding that affected over … Read More

Peers: Necessary Ingredient of Well-Being

Team Rubicon unites the skills of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy disaster response teams. The strength of Team Rubicon is its membership. Through the action of being part of the nonprofit organization, volunteers redefine their sense of purpose, rejoin a community, and reshape their identity. Within this community, naturally forming peer support … Read More

AT&T Investing in Localized Disaster Response

  The hurricane season of 2017 was unprecedented. Last year, Team Rubicon responded to 61 natural disasters worldwide and serviced 2,000 homes. We welcomed 29,000 new team members for a grand total of 73,000 citizens ready to help a neighbor when needed. The tempo of natural disasters is increasing and no community is fully prepared … Read More