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      RESCUE: FIRST 48!


      A Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparation and Mitigation Initiative   Who We Are: EMPACT Northwest is a non-profit organization providing immediate disaster response, rescue training, and medical education for underserved communities. EMPACT Northwest formed in response to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. A group of paramedics from the pacific northwest responded to Port Au Prince and worked in a field hospital, treating thousands of patients over the remainder of the year. Since Read the full article

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      EMPACT Northwest: First Annual Fundraising Gala!!


      We are excited to announce our first annual fundraiser gala at the beautiful Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington! This formal event will feature bites from the regions we have provided our medical or disaster rescue services! Treat yourself to the complex and tantalizing flavors from Haiti, Nepal, Japan and more! Learn about our humble beginnings, our missions, successes and our plans for the upcoming new year! New members Read the full article

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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

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    RESCUE: FIRST 48!


    Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

    A Pacific Northwest Earthquake Preparation and Mitigation Initiative   Who We Are: EMPACT Northwest is a non-profit organization providing immediate disaster response, rescue training, and medical education for underserved communities. EMPACT Northwest formed in response to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. A group of paramedics from the pacific northwest responded to Port Au Prince and worked in a field hospital, treating thousands of patients over the remainder of the year. Since Read the full article

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    EMPACT Northwest: First Annual Fundraising Gala!!


    Friday, August 14th, 2015

    We are excited to announce our first annual fundraiser gala at the beautiful Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington! This formal event will feature bites from the regions we have provided our medical or disaster rescue services! Treat yourself to the complex and tantalizing flavors from Haiti, Nepal, Japan and more! Learn about our humble beginnings, our missions, successes and our plans for the upcoming new year! New members Read the full article

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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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