Base Camp Shelters

It takes an extraordinary structure to withstand extreme environments like Mount Everest and Mount Rainier. After an earthquake in April 2015, the WeatherPort base camp structure on Mount Everest was the only one still standing. The damage would have been even more devastating it it wasn’t for the sturdy construction of the Everest medical facility. […]

Google Glass to help response and rescue

Firefighter Patrick Jackson developed a software that can push emergency calls to Google Glass and direct responders to its location and nearby hydrants with Google Maps. Currently, he’s working on being able to pull up floor plans and other relevant information about buildings before entry, as well as vehicle diagrams and instructions for aiding in-car rescues. […]

Rescue Tunnel

Air Rope - Inflatable Rescue Tunnel for Flood Situations by Lee Jee Won, Lee Yong Ho, Lee Juan

Air Rope is an inflatable rescue tunnel that can be deployed during flood situations. It is a safer option to the rope pulley system and is easier to use. Instead of braving the torrent and crossing the river to secure a pulley system, the inflatable air walk is used. Air is pumped into a doughnut-shaped […]

Map system tracks hurricane / escape routes

Google has updated its Crisis Map to cover Hurricane Sandy, with a view to helping people survive the weather event. The map can be used to track the storm, as well as provide regional alerts and other information that would be useful in such an emergency, and is similar to the Crisis Map used by […]

Walk, run or bike to clean power

The nPOWER PEG harvests kinetic energy from motion such as walking, running or biking. It then uses this energy to charge hand-held electronic devices. The project is currently looking for funding on Indiegogo. The goal is to deliver 100 generators to high-risk areas that are off-the-grid, but that use mobile devices. “Over half a billion mobile […]

Red Cross Alert App

The Red Cross just released its second emergency alert app. This new app focuses on hurricanes. In using the app, people can access local and up-to-date information about what to do before, during and after a hurricane. The previously released and first app from the Red Cross was on the topic of first aid. The […]

Rescue with The Ruins Catheter

The Ruins Catheter, designed by Idan Raizberg, is a device made to rescue people from collapsed buildings or debris. The rescue device could be used after earthquake or in response to any collapse. The design is inspired by a medical balloon catheter, used to expand arteries. “At the start of the project, I outlined for […]

Search and rescue amphibious vehicle “ARGONAUT”

The Argonaut Vehicles are designed to provide the specialized equipment necessary for technical rescue situations such as auto accidents requiring vehicle extrication, building collapses, confined space rescue, rope rescues and swiftwater rescues. The Argonaut helps to rescue people from natural calamities such as floods, cyclones, earthquakes, fires and from any disaster zone with any type of […]

Symbolic Gifts. Real Rescue.

Holiday gifts that save lives – International Rescue Committee is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Go to http://gifts.rescue.org/ The Rescue Gifts items in this catalog represent many of the programs, projects and tools that compose the IRC’s work every day, around the world. Enabling the IRC to deliver comprehensive and holistic help to uprooted people, gifts will […]

Savior In Deep Waters

Generally, when talking about design for disasters, the focus is on rapid action response systems that help provide relief during disasters. Alternatively, The flat-pack recovery Rescue Boat seen here is not for rapid response but for post-disaster scenarios. The focus is on creating a systematic, reliable vessel that will help recover cargo and victims. It […]

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