HURRICANE IRMA

Hurricane Irma – It didn’t take long this summer for another large scale hurricane to hit the caribbean and US. This time Hurricane Irma grew quickly in intensity as it made landfall in Florida. Many responders had just returned back to their home states after deployment to Hurricane Harvey before they made preparation for another round of rescue operations in the State of Florida. Once again, the DLX ASAP Shelter was there to assist the tremendous response efforts of the many local, state, and federal agencies and first responders.

OREGON WILDFIRES – HORSE PRAIRIE FIRE

Oregon Wildfires – Horse Prairie Fire

This has been a very hot and wild summer for large scale disasters. At the same time as disaster relief efforts are under way in Texas following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey there has been little to no relief for the tenacity of wildfires in the Western United States. Here in our home State of Oregon there are currently 13 active wildfires burning up our forests.

Deployed Logix was able to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry with several DLX ASAP Shelters at the Horse Prairie Fire in Southern Oregon.

HURRICANE HARVEY

Hurricane Harvey – For those in the industry of disaster relief and preparedness it is always a “matter of when and not if ” the next major hurricane will strike. For Texas the last hurricane to do so was Hurricane Celia back on August 3rd, 1970. However, this August 25th 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Middle Texas Coast. Harvey exploded rapidly from a tropical depression to a major hurricane in less than 36 hours.

Thousands of responders from neighbors to the National Guard responded to assist residents in Texas, Louisiana and the Caribbean. The Deployed Logix ASAP Shelter was also there being utilized by many different federal, state and local agencies. Our customers and first responders are the best of the best and we all owe them our gratitude for the many hours and sacrifices they give to be prepared for their rescue efforts.

RESCUE SIMULATION – GRUPO DESPA – MEXICO CITY

Deployed Logix participated in Rescue Simulation this past August 2017 with Grupo DESPA in Mexico City. Grupo DESPA is a distributor of Deployed Logix in Mexico as well as the largest ambulance manufacturer in Mexico. http://www.grupodespa.com/ (Conversiones Especiales S.A. de C.V)

UNISDR – GLOBAL PLATFORM – CANCUN

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

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AUTRYVILLE TORNADO – NORTH CAROLINA, USA

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/

UK ISAR EXERCISE – PORTSMOUTH, U.K.

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)

MOCOA FLOODING & LANDSLIDE – COLOMBIA

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.

ATLAS® ANCHOR SYSTEM PATENT

Eugene, OR – March 29, 2017 – Deployed Logix was recently issued a US Patent for the portable shelter high-wind anchoring device – the Atlas Anchor System. The Atlas Anchor System was designed and tested by the Research & Development team at Deployed Logix to serve as a high-wind anchoring device for the DLX ASAP® Rapid Shelter. The Atlas Anchor also serves as the most flexible and fastest non-impact

anchoring device in the market and works with all other portable shelters, structures, and tents already in place in equipment caches.

WINTER FIELD TESTING 2017 – ALBERTA CANADA

In February 2017, Deployed Logix returned to Alberta, Canada for more winter field testing. This time we brought a camera crew and filmed the experience (watch it here https://vimeo.com/212435878). Again we teamed up with the Red Deer Search & Rescue Team to test our equipment in the winter climates. Testing of the new XW-60 Tri Fuel Heater, New ASAP® Rapid Shelter vinyl cover & insulation, lighting, and more. Testing was a success. The testing coincided with another winter survival and search exercise along with members from Canada, Ireland, and England’s International Search and Rescue Teams. Temperatures as expected were in the negatives and the equipment performed excellently.