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Operation Silver Sun

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:06
Team Rubicon volunteers provide disaster relief to North Carolina residents in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

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Buddy Check, Over?

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 15:42
Team Rubicon’s essence is being a team. It’s in our name. It’s on our shirts. It’s in our blood, sweat and on the tip of our tongues when we toast. We take care of each other so that each one of us can be ready to be there when disasters strike.     Three ways … Read More

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Life After Near-Death

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 16:20
I have found my place in the world, my small role to play, and it is exactly where I am meant to be. I can’t make a lasting mark on the world as a solitary person, but I can be a part of something larger, more incredible, and more positive than I ever imagined!

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TR Supporting Wildland Firefighting Efforts

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:54
On Labor Day Weekend, Michael Lloyd, Team Rubicon’s National Wildland Fire Program Coordinator, was on deployment in Wells, Nevada, in what he referred to as “rangeland for the U.S. beef market.” He and his co-workers were in “wait mode,” knowing the next wildfire call was inevitable. Nevada and California have been in a race this … Read More

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What Digital Transformation Means for Team Rubicon

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:09
In August, Team Rubicon underwent a digital transformation thanks to a $1.8 million gift from Microsoft Philanthropies. Philanthropy New Digest reported that the gift included in-kind contributions of technology, services, and training. Team Rubicon president and CEO Jake Wood said, “We were playing software whack-a-mole where one thing would pop up and we’d solve it … Read More

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Operation Last Eagle

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:24
Team Rubicon is providing wildfire mitigation to the community of Eagle River, AK.

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Partnerships for Disaster Relief

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 10:11
It was a calm day in March when we sat down for burgers over lunch with representatives from Baron Weather. A technology partner of Team Rubicon, we regularly use Baron’s Threat Net and suite of products in planning for our disaster responses. Tonight, Dan Gallagher, Public Safety Product Manager at Baron Weather is at the … Read More

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Operation Sweetbreads

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 17:03
Team Rubicon volunteers are responding to Elko County, NV in the wake of the South Sugar Loaf Fire.

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Operation Ki Te Lit

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 16:56
Team Rubicon volunteers are providing fire mitigation services to the Hoopa Reservation in Northern California.

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Hurricane Update: Team Rubicon is Ready to Respond

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 15:33
In anticipation of Hurricane Florence, many have been asking whether Team Rubicon (TR) is in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The answer is yes; we’re always there. As of today, we have 3,727 volunteers in the Carolinas alone. Many of these members will raise their hand to support the effort, and many already have. … Read More

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Operation Update: Preparing for Multiple Hurricane Responses

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 17:50
As we move towards the end of September, the Hurricane season has only intensified. Despite the overwhelming number of storms spinning up, Team Rubicon remains vigilant, monitoring and maintaining our rebuild projects in Texas and Puerto Rico. Monitoring  Team Rubicon’s southwest team has eyes on the Pacific, where Hurricane Olivia has recently downgraded to a … Read More

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9/11: Memories and Reflection

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 08:39
I was probably 10 years old when I first realized that a major event could bring up memories many years later. I was with my childhood friend when his mother walked through the room, eyes red and with remnants of tears on her cheeks. My buddy asked if she was alright and she stated that … Read More

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Operation Kettle North

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:27
Following tornadoes in Wisconsin, Team Rubicon volunteers are providing heavy equipment operations, debris management and sawyer services to impacted communities in Fond Du Lac, Dodge and Sheboygan counties.

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Operation Finders Creepers

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:53
Team Rubicon volunteers are working alongside the Federal Fish and Wildlife staff to preserve the Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge following the impact of Hurricane Lane.

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Operation Penned Waters

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:34
Team Rubicon volunteers responded to severe weather that impacted the community of Pentwater, MI on August 28, 2018.

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Key Partnerships in Our Disaster Relief

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 15:08
The moment was early December, 2017. Months after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, 30K+ families were living in homes without roofs, making a temporary home with friends and family, or sleeping in a shelter. After three months of providing assistance in the form of debris management and medical services (to paint the picture, … Read More

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Remote Support: A Crucial Part of TR Operations

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 18:44
When events happen, large or small, Team Rubicon’s National Operations Center (NOC) springs into action to support Team Rubicon operations.  Part of that support, is engaging members who can’t otherwise deploy on operations due to school, work, family obligations, or physical limitations.  Here are 7 ways you can lend a hand from the comfort of … Read More

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Team Rubicon Rebuilds Puerto Rico One Roof at a Time

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 15:31
It’s been a year since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, and Team Rubicon has been on the ground there ever since, first as disaster responders, doing assessments of damage to main infrastructures such as electricity and water supplies, and providing clean up and emergency medical help. And now, Team Rubicon is investing $4 million into … Read More

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What WHO Certification Means for Team Rubicon

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:36
At the end of June, the World Health Organization visited Team Rubicon’s National Operations Center in Dallas, Texas, as the final step in the certification of the Emergency Medical Team Type 1 mobile verification. The certification was the culmination of more than two and a half years of work of professionalizing TR’s medical capability, and TR … Read More

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Shaped by Our Cultural Principles

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:16
I went into my internship this summer at Team Rubicon stoked to contribute in whatever ways I could and hopefully pick up a skill or two along the way. What I didn’t realize was how much insight I would gain into what truly makes an organization extraordinary, the importance of kindness and fun being incorporated … Read More

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