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      Rescue Team Deploying to Nepal


      EMPACT Rescue Team Deploying to Nepal April 25, 2015 In response to this morning’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, EMPACT Northwest Disaster Team is ready to deploy as early as tomorrow April 25, 2015. Once confirmed, a forward assessment team will deploy to establish the need for rescue or medical teams and coordinate additional responses as necessary. Our Urban Search Rescue team is specially equipped and trained to respond quickly Read the full article

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      Disaster Response Trailer Advertising Opportunity!


      EMPACT Northwest Urban Search and Rescue Team Rescue Trailer Advertising Opportunity: Place your company logo on our high profile disaster response trailer!! We will also target your customers on social media and make sure they know that you support our mission! We also have individual/family tributes available! Our trailer is the cornerstone of our responses, training courses, conferences and public events. Now is your chance to be a “permanent” part Read the full article

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      2015 Volunteer Recruiting Campaign!


      Deadline is June 15, 2015! EMPACT Northwest is now adding new members to our disaster response teams! Empact is seeking 8-10 motivated volunteer members to fill multiple deployment positions. Opportunities include rescue providers, medical specialists, disaster physicians, mental health providers, deployed logistics specialists, and deployed communications specialists. As of 2015, volunteer deployments with EMPACT NW will require the completion of pre deployment screening and pre deployment training in the greater 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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      • Jake Gillanders and Dave Schmidt operate in Tacloban, PI following typhoon Haiyans devastation.
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    Rescue Team Deploying to Nepal


    Saturday, April 25th, 2015

    EMPACT Rescue Team Deploying to Nepal April 25, 2015 In response to this morning’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, EMPACT Northwest Disaster Team is ready to deploy as early as tomorrow April 25, 2015. Once confirmed, a forward assessment team will deploy to establish the need for rescue or medical teams and coordinate additional responses as necessary. Our Urban Search Rescue team is specially equipped and trained to respond quickly Read the full article

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    Disaster Response Trailer Advertising Opportunity!


    Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

    EMPACT Northwest Urban Search and Rescue Team Rescue Trailer Advertising Opportunity: Place your company logo on our high profile disaster response trailer!! We will also target your customers on social media and make sure they know that you support our mission! We also have individual/family tributes available! Our trailer is the cornerstone of our responses, training courses, conferences and public events. Now is your chance to be a “permanent” part Read the full article

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    2015 Volunteer Recruiting Campaign!


    Sunday, April 5th, 2015

    Deadline is June 15, 2015! EMPACT Northwest is now adding new members to our disaster response teams! Empact is seeking 8-10 motivated volunteer members to fill multiple deployment positions. Opportunities include rescue providers, medical specialists, disaster physicians, mental health providers, deployed logistics specialists, and deployed communications specialists. As of 2015, volunteer deployments with EMPACT NW will require the completion of pre deployment screening and pre deployment training in the greater Read the full article

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

    New Year, New Board of Directors


    Sunday, January 25th, 2015

    The New Year brings new elections for the board of directors. Jake Gillanders was elected President of the board; Tamara Glasgow is Vice President, Trish Davidson Treasurer, Angie Davis Secretary and Armadeus Davidson, Executive. We are moving forward in our efforts to provide fiscal transparency, improve access to data, and to improve communications with our supporters and volunteers. For information on administrative or marketing topics, please contact Armadeus Davidson here . Read the full article

  • The EMPACT Mission


    "EMPACT Northwest is a non-profit organization providing immediate disaster response, rescue training, and medical education for underserved communities."

    "The EMPACT mission is accomplished with credentialed responders and educators who maintain the highest degree of professional integrity and organizational transparency."

  • Donate


    EMPACT Northwest is a charitable 501c3 organization and is 100% powered by donations. To make a contribution to this cause please donate below.

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  • Volunteer


    Another great way to help out is to volunteer. EMPACT is always looking for skilled volunteers to work in both the US and overseas.

  • Testimonials


    “I work at the U.S. Embassy in Manila and was in Tacloban yesterday. I spent some time with your team during the day. They look like a great group; I was very impressed. We wish them all the best!” -Greg Cowan following the Typhoon Haiyan USAR response.

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