Report from European Introductory Course 2018 – Wiler, Switzerland

Introductory Course 2018, Wiler – Switzerland In no European course before have participants been so eager to become members of RescueNet. One even asked if she could order her uniform before having received her written evaluation. This course was a great course! We had 8 students from 7 different nations and a staff team of 12 + some staff that …

Report from US Introductory Course 2018 – Orlando, Florida

RescueNet is an international disaster response agency made up of volunteers who respond to disasters around the world. It was established in 1985 in Central America but soon grew to an international team of over 100 members in three regions of the world (Europe, Australia and the US). Since then RescueNet has responded to major disasters from Pakistan to Indonesia, Nepal, Haiti and others. Each region has a coordinator and a leadership council.

Europe 2016 Introductory Course

In June 2016 RescueNet Europe ran another Introductory Course. With 12 participants we were totally full and it is was yet another great set up. With lots of teaching, practice and scenarios, the participants were introduced to the world of rapid emergency response. The 2 weeks went by very fast and all agreed that they were amazed by the fact …

Europe 2014 Introductory Course

This year’s introductory course was the largest ever hosted in Europe with 18 participants from 5 different nations – Switzerland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Germany. The staff and leaders all did an amazing job despite the large numbers being an organizational challenge. It was a privilege to have members from all RescueNet locations and various countries. This really showed …