Leadership

EHT Episode 41, Search Part 2

Firefighter's Enemy - Sat, 12/15/2018 - 10:10

Here is part 2 of search with the group.  There is some great information in here and you don’t want to miss it.

Categories: Command, Leadership

When an Operation is Both Business and Personal

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:35
For Jason Fournier, Hurricane Florence’s assault on North Carolina was personal, as well as business. Fournier’s dad was a career Marine who was stationed at Camp Lejeune so Jason grew up in the Tar Heel State and he went to Richlands High School in Richlands, NC an area hit hard by Florence. Although Fournier has … Read More

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Teaching Homeowners Hurricane Resilience in Puerto Rico

Team Rubicon USA - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:24
In an effort to make Puerto Rican homes more resilient to future hurricanes and earthquakes, Team Rubicon partnered with Mercy Corps and Build Change for a two-day workshop on December 10 and 12 to teach homeowners how to reinforce their existing homes through a variety of methods. The two-day training included a full day of theory, instruction, and discussion in a classroom, followed by a … Read More

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Improving a Veterans Quality of Life

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:13
See how volunteers stepped up to help a veteran recover from Hurricane Florence.

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TR Volunteers Aren’t All Veterans and First Responders

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 18:12
Davidson, North Carolina resident Frank Giancarli spent his childhood as a Boy and an Eagle Scout doing service projects. But as he got older, “work got in the way,” so he didn’t so as much volunteering as he would have liked, he said. But nine months ago, he was checking out a friend’s Facebook photo … Read More

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When a Massive Tree Falls in Wilmington

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:54
Army veteran Julie Simmons, of Wilmington, North Carolina, thought she prepared thoroughly for storm season. She had saved for a long time from her substance abuse counselor salary to pay for a new roof on her single-story home and to have many of the trees on her property taken out or trimmed. She left two … Read More

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Progress of the Puerto Rico Rebuild

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:27
This October, construction on the first Team Rubicon-funded house in Puerto Rico began. In conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul, TR identified three families, whose homes were destroyed in Hurricane Maria, who were in dire need and were ineligible for federal assistance. In order to receive federal funds from FEMA and from certain nonprofits, home … Read More

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Meet William Rodriguez, Case Manager of the Puerto Rico Rebuild Project

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:09
Passion exudes from 68-year-old William Rodriguez as he discusses details of the cases he manages for Team Rubicon’s Puerto Rico rebuild project. To Rodriguez, a native Puerto Rican from Vega Alta, each case isn’t a number or a situation where needs and risk have been assessed, but a personal story he has the privilege to … Read More

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Hospitality Breeding Out in Puerto Rico

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 13:15
Team Rubicon has invested more than $4 million in Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria. We have hired local contractors to rebuild more than 400 roofs and a minimum of three houses by the end of 2018. But these numbers do not tell the whole story; the whole story can only be told by talking … Read More

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Clay Hunt Fellowship Program: Rebuilding Homes & Confidence

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:55
Discover how joining the Team Rubicon Clay Hunt Fellows Program changed Teaira Johnson's life.

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How Team Rubicon is Helping Puerto Rico: A Carpenter’s Perspective

Team Rubicon USA - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:42
Team Rubicon has been investing more than $4 million in Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria. We have hired local contractors to rebuild more than 400 roofs and a minimum of three houses by the end of 2018. But these numbers do not tell the whole story; the whole story can only be told by … Read More

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Five Hours to Destroy a Lifetime’s Building

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:58
“It took 25 years to get things like we wanted. It took only five hours for all of it to be destroyed,” Roland Benton, patriarch of the Benton clan, said, while standing next to a big red tractor behind his son Bobby’s house in Sneads, Florida. Roland was using the tractor to cart away debris removed by Team Rubicon volunteers … Read More

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Meet The Next Cohort of Clay Hunt Fellows That Will Continue to Rebuild Houston

Team Rubicon USA - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:57
When Team Rubicon became an established 501(c)(3) in 2010, our mission was to deploy skilled, experienced military veterans and medical professionals to disaster zones abroad. From 2010–2011, we deployed to Haiti, South Sudan, the Thai/Burma border, Pakistan, and Chile. When one of the eight original members of Team Rubicon, Clay Hunt, took his life in … Read More

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Team Rubicon’s Arrival was an Answered Prayer

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 14:17
Carmen’s home sits opposite an intersection in a crowded part of Canovanas, where all around are houses in various states of repair, disrepair, and vacancy since Hurricane Maria. When we arrive to speak with her, she yells in Spanish over lively music emanating from her property that she “feels shitty” because her back hurts so … Read More

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Losing Everything After 45 Years

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 13:15
Team Rubicon has been investing more than $4 million in Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria. We have hired local contractors to rebuild more than 400 roofs and a minimum of three houses by the end of 2018. But these numbers do not tell the whole story; the whole story can only be told by … Read More

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Access to Technology Is Crucial During Disaster Response

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:55
Operation Amberjack, Team Rubicon’s response to Hurricane Michael, would not be as effective if it weren’t for our partnerships, such as the one with Information Disaster Technology Resource Center or the IDTRC, a non-profit founded by husband and wife team Joe and Debbie Hillis. I tagged along with Joe and his volunteer team for an afternoon as … Read More

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A Thanksgiving Story: MRE Reviews

Team Rubicon USA - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 14:36
As we are all still reveling in Thanksgiving glory, complete with delicious, tender turkey; creamy mashed potatoes; baked casseroles of all varieties; toasty bread; and of course, pies – I wanted to take a minute to reflect on the less delectable Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) that we consumed during our recent deployment to the … Read More

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Serving Over The Holidays

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 16:14
On Veteran’s Day Weekend, Team Rubicon honored five Puerto Rican veterans by repairing their homes that were damaged by Hurricane Maria last year.

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Team Rubicon Saved His Life

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:34
“I can’t get enough of Team Rubicon,” he said. “The continuing of service is the best part about it.”

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Helping Those Who Help Us

Team Rubicon USA - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 15:18
"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

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