May 2017 – UNISDR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) is holding The biennial Global Platform, launched in 2007, is world’s foremost gathering on reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations. The fifth edition, the first of the Sendai Framework era, will take place from 22 to 26 May this year in Cancun, Mexico.

Deployed Logix is proud to have been invited to assist during the exercise. ASAP® Rapid Shelters were brought in by the Mexican Navy to support the event in Cancun. Learn more about the event here.

On May 23rd, 2017 – Emergency response teams supported efforts following a tornado that struck Autryville, North Carolina. First Responders deployed their ASAP® Rapid Shelter in response the tornado. Check out the great drone footage here.

May 2017 – The ISAR (International Search and Rescue) Team form the UK held a complete search exercise at The Palmerston Forts in Portsmouth. It was a genuine experience to learn about the history of the area and to participate in the exercise first hand with the ASAP® Shelters utilized as the command shelter.

There are a total of 27 forts that make up the Palmerston Forts that encircle Portsmouth and were built in response to the 1859 Royal Commission dealing with the perceived threat of a French invasion. The exercise was conducted in two different forts, Fort Purbrook and Fort Widley. They are two of the 7seven of forts located on Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth. The forts were intended to defend the Dockyard in Portsmouth.