'Responder's First' - Search, Rescue, and Recovery - Disaster Operations Aid

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Natural Disasters and Ravages of War.

Life-altering events that overwhelm and devastate

with little to no warning.


When rapid-onset disasters strike, pressed into action are the scores of citizen volunteers to join the search. Usually ill-prepared.


This SAR equipment donations drive aims to deliver critical AID to local response operations. Globally, without borders!


For citizen safety and overall SAR effectiveness. To enhance peer-to-peer (battery-free) SAR communications. For when the power is out and lives are in the breach.


We must already, be ready, to maximize effectiveness.

We are all first-responders . . .

“I say we must act decisively, and we must act now, to put our defenses in order.

If we do not, history will cast its verdict... with those terrible, chilling words, too late.” 

Winston Churchill, Circa 1939, London - 'The Gathering Storm'

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Disaster Management

The Integrated Emergency Management System (IEMS) refers to disasters as emergencies out of control. Regardless if climate change induced, spawned by nature, or human-made.

Usually requiring a level of response and recovery that is far greater than local communities can provide on their own.

There are four main emergency disaster management phases.

1.) Mitigation/Prevention;

2.) Preparedness;

3.) Critical Response/Search, Rescue, & Recovery

4.) Rehabilitation.

Our focus is on numbers 2 & 3 above. Through the rapid-onset, evacuation - search, rescue, and recovery phases.

Crucial AID for the effectiveness and safety of search, rescue, and recovery efforts locally, worldwide.

"We have waged war on nature, and nature is striking back,

and striking back in a devastating way"

(António Guterres, the UN secretary general. September 2022, Pakistan.)

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Whatever contributions we can muster, will be small but impactful . . .

The time is now!

It often takes living through a disaster to better prepare for the next. Whether climate-induced, spawned by nature, or human-made, the level of preparation matters. But often easier said than done.

With this initiative, we prepare in advance for when others have not. To, at a moments notice, help equip those responders left in the breach of a sudden-onslaught disaster unprepared. For when the power is out and lives are on the line.

Clear and reliable inter-team communications is the first step for SAR operations to be the most effective. For citizens and professional responders alike, for us to be pre-emptively ready with the right equipment to send quickly matters. So do donations.

We are all first responders . . .

Working Together
For Safety's Sake

Ascent is a 30+ year veteran provisioner in the emergency response space. With a notable history in community-service-outreach. Our institutional testimonials tell more . . .

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Critical Aid Deployment

Operationally, we seek dedicated emergency coordinators and collaborators to disperse our aid locally. As close to the event as possible. To emergency incident managers stationed there - fire, police, search & rescue . . . and so forth.

Why is supporting citizen volunteers such a big deal? It is because amongst the rubble in a major disaster zone, search, rescue, and recovery
operations cannot do without them. And they need our help!

To help equip citizen volunteers for SAR activities aligns with FEMA's "whole community" approach.

We are all first-responders . . .

Working Together
For Safety's Sake

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Donor Gifting

To help adequately equip citizen volunteers on the front lines of search, rescue, and recovery operations worldwide.

Global Fund

Choosing to give through our 'Global Fund' is a broader approach. Funding our operational costs for more administrative flexibility.

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'Climate Disasters' are catastrophic weather events attributed to Global Warming. They are climate change induced.

'Natural Disasters' (earthquakes, volcanos, etc.,) are not climate-induced, but geophysical phenomena.

War and other such atrocites are just that.

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