Team Rubicon is an international non-profit disaster response organisation that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy disaster response teams, free of charge to communities affected by disasters across Australia and the world.
Team Rubicon stands able to deploy volunteers in the following mobilisation times:
- 24 Hours
- 10 Volunteers
- 48 Hours
- 20 Volunteers
- 96 Hours
- 30 Volunteers
Team Rubicon maintains complete records of volunteers, hours worked, and work-orders so as to assist local, county, state, and tribal governments in applying for federal public assistance grants.
Team Rubicon Australia is developing the following capabilities:
Give me a cup of leadership (coffee that is) and we’ll make sure we have the largest impact possible with the resources available during this disaster response.
Damage & Impact Assessment
Something bad happened – but, really, how bad was it? We get there fast to map from the impact on the homeowner to the impact on the state.
Disaster Mapping and Work-Order Management
All the bad news collected is mapped and provided as public information to help a community recover – We track everything we do too, this helps reduce the community's burden in recovery grants.
There’s a lot of stuff where it doesn’t belong, we help get things back to normal.
Hazard Mitigation (Fire/Flood)
We’re not all about disasters – we can do a lot to prepare and reduce the impact of disasters – Fire breaks, potential flood debris clearing, if it limits the impact of a disaster, you name it, we’ll get it done.
Expedient Home Repair
When things get ugly, one of the hardest parts is prepping for the skilled labor to come in and make it pretty – we’re free, fast, and do great work.
Spontaneous Volunteer Management
A lot of people want to help, we help communities make all those good people more organised.
Medical (Intl. Only)
On international operations, TR deploys medics, surgeons, EMTs, nurses, and other medical personnel to staff field hospitals, provide emergency medicine, or organise a DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team).
Team Rubicon deploys equipped with all the resources required to provide the capabilities above including:
- Personal protective equipment
- Hand and Power tools
- Solar-powered electrical suites
- G.I.S. Applications to map and monitor the Disaster Area
Incident management personnel are trained in the application of Incident Command System (ICS) and Australasian Inter-Service Incident Management System (AIIMS). Team Rubicon deploys as a self-sustaining unit.
Team Rubicon has responded to numerous natural disasters across the across the world. The flexibility of our organisation allows us to operate in two distinct ways:
Tactical Branch, Single Resource Unit, or Task Force
Team Rubicon can work under the direction of a governmental entity or agency (based on requested function) and integrate fully into an existing structure to perform disaster response and recovery functions.
Non-Government Organisation (NGO)
Team Rubicon is a registered Non Government Organisation in Australia. Team Rubicon can integrate into national, state, or community response and recovery efforts to provide its services to survivors, free of charge.