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      EMPACT Rescue School is Here!!


      EMPACT Northwest is excited to offer technical rescue courses to fire department, law enforcement, search and rescue, and other emergency response personnel. We draw on 20+ years of collective rescue experience and several Urban Search and Rescue deployments domestically and internationally. From low angle operations to increasing technical difficulty such as structural collapse, confined spaces and trench rescue operations, today’s emergency services require highly specialized and multi-discipline technicians who can effectively work in these Read the full article

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      EMPACT Team 1 Home From Nepal


      In response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, EMPACT Northwest Disaster Team 1 was deployed to Kathmandu and arrived in country April 27th. After establishing a base of operations, EMPACT NW was designated USA-11 by the United Nations Disaster Assistance Center (UNDAC). Our team was assigned an assessment and assistance mission to the Lanmang Village Complex where they recovered one body and reported vital assessment information to the UNDAC. Read the full article

    • Jake Gillanders and Dave Schmidt operate in Tacloban, PI following typhoon Haiyans devastation.

      Urban Search And Rescue Task Force


      Disaster Response Northwest is the west coast based rapid response team for EMPACT. Designed to put boots on the ground within 72 hours of any systemic collapse disaster, DRNW is meant to provide advanced field care for the critical first several weeks after a disaster, until larger organizations can provide more stable, long lasting services.

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      EMPACT Northwest accepts skilled EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses, Doctors, PAs, Firefighters and more to help with clinical aid and healthcare education. We not only accept healthcare workers. We are always in need of skilled people to help with fundraising, support services and technical areas. If you have skills you would like to offer, we would love to hear from you!

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      • Jake Gillanders and Dave Schmidt operate in Tacloban, PI following typhoon Haiyans devastation.
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    EMPACT Rescue School is Here!!


    Sunday, July 12th, 2015

    EMPACT Northwest is excited to offer technical rescue courses to fire department, law enforcement, search and rescue, and other emergency response personnel. We draw on 20+ years of collective rescue experience and several Urban Search and Rescue deployments domestically and internationally. From low angle operations to increasing technical difficulty such as structural collapse, confined spaces and trench rescue operations, today’s emergency services require highly specialized and multi-discipline technicians who can effectively work in these Read the full article

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    The Oso Mudslide


    Sunday, June 7th, 2015

    The Oso Mudslide By Armadeus Davidson RO, EMT-P I surveyed the devastation strewn across the muddy clay of no-man’s-land. Orphaned parts of the Stillaguamish River sat idle in swampy crater like pockets of devastation. From the muck protruded the broken spines of homes, roofing, twisted remnants of cars, microwaves, toys, and clothes. In the cold stew were men, women, and children of Steelhead Haven where a mountainside gave way and Read the full article

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    EMPACT Nepal! Mission Brief & Fundraiser


    Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

    EMPACT Urban Search And Rescue Team Mission to Nepal Presentation by Team Leader Jake Gillanders Friday JUNE 12th, 2015 7:00pm–9:00pm Asian Pacific Cultural Center 4851 South Tacoma Way Tacoma, WA 98409 Wine, Refreshments, Silent Auction $20 Donation CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

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    USAR News: EMPACT Task Force Selected to Receive Search Dogs


    Thursday, May 7th, 2015

    EMPACT Northwest’s Urban Search and Rescue Team is excited to share that we have been selected by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation to receive four fully trained and supported disaster search canines. The Search Dog Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives in times of disaster. The dogs play a vital role in quickly locating survivors of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados or floods. The window of survival for Read the full article

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