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. http://www.unisdr.org/conferences/2017/globalplatform/en

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. http://abc11.com/weather/watch-drone-tour-of-autryville-tornado-damage/2031461/

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.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmerston_Forts,_Portsmouth)

On April 1, 2017 heavy rain triggered flash flooding and landslides in the city of Mocoa, Colombia killing at least 316 people, injuring 332, and leaving 103 others missing. It is the third-deadliest weather-related disaster in Colombian history, and is regarded as the worst catastrophe in the history of Mocoa.

Neighborhoods built along the banks of the aforementioned rivers were completely devastated. Numerous poorly constructed homes were leveled, and large portions of the city were left buried in several feet of mud. The disaster adversely affected 17 of the city’s neighborhoods, with the mayor of Mocoa, José Antonio Castro, stating some areas “[had] basically been erased.” The Independencia neighborhood was entirely destroyed. Approximately 45,000 people were directly affected throughout the city.

By the morning of 8 April, at least 314 people were known dead (including 92 children), more than 400 were injured (including 167 children), and a further 106 were missing.

DLX was proud to be able to assist first hand with the deployment of ASAP® Rapid shelters and additional deployment assets.

THREE DECK BOAT TRAILER FIELD TESTED

In September and October 2016 the State of North Carolina put several of the DLX-3BT trailers and to the test for the first time during true operational use from record rainfall and flooding. Water Rescue and Special Operations teams from Fayetteville, Buncombe County and Greensboro Fire Departments successfully rescued 138 people within 48 hours. Then just a couple weeks later 2,300+ people were rescued from record flooding across central and eastern North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew added heavy rainfall to what was an already overly saturated water basin. The DLX-3BT Water Rescue Trailer proved itself a valuable tool to improve operations. 

3BT – Three Deck Boat Trailer

Deployed Logix is excited to announce the release of the 3BT – Three Deck Boat Trailer (Three Deck/Boat Water Rescue and Command Trailer System). 

The DLX-3BT trailer project originated as the needs for water rescue operations has evolved over recent years. The number of water rescues is increasing each year, due to record rainfall, large storms and hurricanes, abundant snow melt, breach of manmade water control, etc. Flooding can happen in any city, county or state. In some localities, fire fighters are saving more lives from eminent water threats then from fires.

 

The concept behind the DLX-3BT water rescue trailer was to create a complete turnkey water rescue package with self-sufficient logistical support as well as command and control capability. There were several key features identified as must have components for the design; lightweight rapidly deployable triple-stack boat transport, more ergonomic motor storage, as well as command and operational functionality in day or night supporting small and large scale deployments.

 

The first trailer was delivered this month to Suffolk County Rescue in Long Island, New York.

On April 25, 2015 the Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. With a magnitude of 7.8, its epicenter was east of the Gorkha Districe at Barpak, Gorkha. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar Earthquake.

Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened, across many districts of the country. We are proud that the ASAP® Rapid Shelter Systems were deployed along with the Fairfax County Search & Rescue Team INSARAG and Office of Foreign Disaster Aid (OFDA).

On November 3rd, 2014 Colombia’s Civil Protection deployed their ASAP® Rapid Shelters to evacuate the town of Cumbal, Colombia. Cumbal is near the two volcanoes Cerro Negro and Chiles on the border of Colombia and Ecuador. Fear of the two volcanoes erupting began on October 21st, 2014 after a 5.6M earthquake hit the area.  

In November of 2014, Deployed Logix was invited to support Crackerjack Rescue and Glacier Cave Explorers with an ASAP® Shelter System for their critical research expedition of the recently discovered glacier caves on Mt St Helens. http://www.opb.org/glaciercaves/

 

http://www.crackerjackresponse.com/uncategorized/glacier-cave-explorers-needs-your-help/

On March 22nd, 2014 a major mudflow occurred 4 miles east of Oso, Washington, United States. An unstable hill collapsed sending mud and debris across an area of approximately 1 square mile. Forty-three people were killed and more than 600 personnel worked the on the landslide recovery operations. We are proud that our ASAP® Shelters were among the assets mobilized to respond to the disaster with the Urban Search & Rescue  Washington Task Force 1 (WA-TF1).