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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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      Fighting Ebola: Field Report From Kelly Melton


      Hello EMPACT’ers! Your support has been invaluable for the people of Sierra Leone. If you are unaware of what your contribution is capable of… read this report from Kelly Melton in her own words, then please help us do more by spreading the word and sharing our story on Facebook. This work is not possible without your help.

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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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    Kelly is home!


    Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

    Kelly Melton returned safe and sound Friday morning… just in time for USAR Drill! Welcome home Kelly! 11/23/2014 It’s been a long journey home… I’ll admit I was nervous to get off the plane in Brussels, not knowing how I would be treated as someone who just flew in from Sierra Leone. I was handed documentation and had my temperature checked, but was cleared right away since I didn’t have Read the full article

    Nurses as they wait for their next shift in the holding unit.

    Fighting Ebola: Sierra Leone, Field Report #4


    Thursday, November 20th, 2014

    Fighting Ebola: Field Report #4 November 20, 2014 Before I came to Sierra Leone, the level of fear in the States surrounding Ebola was extremely high. People had this perception that Ebola was everywhere and just by flying into the country, I was at great risk. Like I would somehow trip over it in the street and ‘catch it’. I won’t sugar coat it, the current situation here is very Read the full article

    Healthcare workers recieve training at the new holding facility.

    Fighting Ebola: Field Report #3


    Sunday, November 16th, 2014

    Fighting Ebola: Field Report #3, November 14, 2014 Let me attempt to paint a picture of what it is like to live in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis. There are regular Ebola updates on the radio with the number of deaths and new cases in each area. Because the schools are shut down, they are doing daily short lessons on the radio as well. The other day I caught Read the full article

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    Fighting Ebola: Journal Entry #2


    Friday, November 14th, 2014

    Our fearless Kelly is making huge progress in Sierra Leone. We are so proud of her and what she has accomplished! Attached are some photos of the new Ebola holding unit that Kelly designed. We are still in need of donations to fill out our deployment budget for Kelly, we are currently at 40% funding. If you can give, please follow the link HERE . Freetown Sierra Leone November 11, 2014 Read the full article

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