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      EMPACT NW USAR & Volunteers Return From Oso


      EMPACT NW volunteers deployed to Darington, WA in support of the search and recovery operations in the aftermath of the Oso mudslide. EMPACT NW followed the appropriate channels through the emergency operations center in Arlington, and were asked to join the efforts in the East Division. EMAPCT USAR was assigned to the Department of Natural Resources Type II Incident Management Team. Our task was to merge into recovery operations commanded Read the full article

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      Amazon Smile and EMPACT NW: Online Shopping for Rescue!


      AmazonSmile  is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com.  The difference is that when customers shop on  AmazonSmile , the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by you! How does it work? When you first visit AmazonSmile, you’ll be prompted to select a charitable organization, Read the full article

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      EMPACT Haiti Launches New Organization!


      EMPACT Haiti, a sister organization run independently BY Haitians FOR Haitians begins service April 1st, 2013! EMPACT Haiti is an autonomous Haitian NGO dedicated to emergency medical service education and development in Haiti. EMPACT Haiti will continue the mission of promoting EMS education and system development throughout Haiti.

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      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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    Team members informally plan the layout of an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone.

    EMPACT Ebola: Kelly Melton on the ground in Sierra Leone


    Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

    This is the latest update from our EMPACT SL program manager Kelly Melton. More updates will follow as the news comes into our office. We also post regular updates to our facebook page EMPACT Northwest/Disaster Response Northwest. Sierra Leone: Arrival update from Kelly Melton 10/26/2014 “Some thoughts about my arrival into Sierra Leone… I didn’t sleep the night before my trip, as there were too many last minute preparations that Read the full article

    Kelly and friends on a deployment to Haiti 2011.

    EMPACT R/O Featured on King 5 News


    Monday, October 20th, 2014

    EMPACT R/O and Sierra Leone Project Manager Kelly Melton was featured on Seattle’s NBC affiliate, King 5, this evening.  King 5 reporter Elisa Hahn traveled to Bremerton today to meet with Kelly and get some great footage of the USAR Task Force in action. Donate to support Kelly today!

    Kelly Melton with Commanding Officer Jalloh of the 7th Medical Battalion

    EMPACT SL Project Director Joins Fight Against Ebola


    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

    EMPACT Sierra Leone Project Director, Kelly Melton, will be partnering with West African Medical Missions and the Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone to assist with the ongoing medical crisis that has devastated West Africa. On October 19th Kelly will travel to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama to attend a three day course specifically designed to prepare healthcare workers who are Read the full article

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    EMPACT USAR Team Receives Grant


    Friday, August 22nd, 2014

    On August 20th, EMPACT USAR was awarded a second $20,000 grant for rescue equipment and safety supplies. For the second year in a row, the Puyallup Tribe has been a major financial contributor to our disaster response program. Last year, the funds provided by the Puyallup tribe allowed our USAR team to purchase enough equipment to qualify as a Type III USAR Team. Our teams then responded to Typhoon Haiyan Read the full article

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  • Testimonials


    “This is the kind of friends that Haiti needs, and also that’s the kind of help Haiti needs. When you educate Haiti’s children, so they can at their turns take care of themselves, others, and also educate them, that’s how Haiti is going to get stronger and stronger, and being able to go on road of development. Then, who knows one time they can go help other people or countries Read the full article

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