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Our model empowers communities to serve themselves with the support of our app. All participants in our work are members of the communities that we serve, including our food donors, rescuers, and agency partners.


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For over 100 years, IIE has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to providing threatened and displaced scholars with career- and life-saving support. As IIE marked its scholar rescue centennial in 2020, we recognize that the need to support academics facing threats to their lives and careers is greater than ever.

A stolen passport. A broken leg on a remote mountain. Civil unrest. Natural disasters. A positive COVID-19 test. Whatever the emergency, wherever you are, we are there to help. With Global Rescue, you get the peace of mind that the finest medical, security evacuation, field rescue, intelligence and telehealth personnel always have your back.

As rescue equipment manufacturers, our purpose and mission is to help and protect those who save lives and work at height. We specialize in the manufacture of safety and rescue products that meet the highest standards, designed for professionals who often work in dangerous environments. Our customers can focus on their job, knowing they can rely on and trust the gear they use.

If you haven't invested in a set of personal scuba gear yet, consider doing so before starting the Rescue Diver course. You'll spend a lot of time taking your equipment on and off and learning self-rescue techniques. Having gear you're familiar with and comfortable using is beneficial during this course.

The Virginia Tech Rescue Squad (VTRS) is an entirely student-run organization and performs the same functions of a municipal rescue squad. The squad operates 24-hours a day, 365 days-a-year, and responds to around 1,200 emergency calls each year on the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus. VTRS also provides emergency medical services at major university and athletic events and delivers training opportunities throughout the year for the campus community.

We work closely with local animal controls, animal shelters, and other rescue groups to help find dogs, cats, and other small animals loving, happy homes. We primarily focus on animals located in the New England area but we also assist southern dogs when space permits. If you are looking to adopt a dog or cat, look no further!

Tools used might include search and rescue dogs, mounted search and rescue horses, helicopters, the "jaws of life", and other hydraulic cutting and spreading tools used to extricate individuals from wrecked vehicles. Rescue operations are sometimes supported by rescue vehicles operated by rescue squads.

Rescue is a potent theme in human psychology, both from mortal perils and moral perils, and is often treated in fiction, with the rescue of a damsel in distress being a notable trope. Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud introduced the concept of "rescue fantasies" by men pursuing "fallen women" in his 1910 work "A Special Type of Choice of Object Made by Men";[1] Freud's insight into this aspect of male psychology might retain merit, though his proposed Oedipus complex used to frame this concept is no longer in vogue. Within the practice of psychoanalysis, the term has taken on the additional sense concerning therapists' desire to 'rescue' their clients.[2]

Historically, rescue could refer to an act of property seizure in service of an unpaid debt. For example, there is record of a countryman living in the vicinity of present-day Wythenshawe being prosecuted in a local court for "making rescue" of a pig which had been seized as a distress for non-payment of money owed.[3]

Rescue operations require a high degree of training and are performed by rescue squads, either independent or part of larger organizations such as fire, police, military, first aid, or ambulance services. In the U.S., they are usually staffed by medically trained personnel as NFPA regulations require it.[citation needed]

Our compassionate bilingual counselors evaluate each case individually and work with the pet owner to develop personalized, long-term solutions. This allows us to reduce the number of animals entering Los Angeles shelters and thus reduce the burden on local rescue organizations.

If the beacon is not registered, the process of verification that the distress is real takes more time. They will know at least the manufacturer and the type of beacon involved which is included in the Hex ID. From there the RCC tries to trace the ownership of the beacon to see if there is a record of sale, etc. and who purchased it. SAR crews will be tasked regardless, but the mission is much harder and potentially more dangerous because they cannot prepare as precisely for the type of rescue that they may encounter or indeed who and what they are looking for. The owner of the beacon can expect consequences for possessing an unregistered beacon, as 406 beacon registration is the law in the United States.

The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) at Tyndall AFB, FL investigates and coordinates all inland SAR activities in-land in the contiguous United States (the lower 48 states excluding Alaska). but does not directly prosecute SAR cases. When a distress call is received the AFRCC investigates the call and coordinates with federal, state, civil or local SAR organizations to determine the type of response necessary. Once it is determined to be an actual distress situation, the AFRCC requests support from the appropriate SAR force. This may include Civil Air Patrol, US Coast Guard, or other Department of Defense assets as needed. They choose the SAR asset based on the type of expertise required for the rescue. Once the SAR mission is underway, they continue to provide ongoing communications services and other assistance to the operation. They can be contacted at: 1-800-851-3051

For Alaskan inland areas, the Alaska Air National Guard operates the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AKRCC) at Elmendorf AFB, on the north side of Anchorage. Alaskan SAR is carried out by Air National Guard units, the Alaska State Troopers and local borough search and rescue organizations. The AKRCC can be contacted by phone or fax, at these numbers:Main phone line: (907) 551-7230Toll free: 1-800-420-7230Fax: (907) 551-7245

For anyone travelling internationally, location data and other relevant information from an activated U.S. registered beacon will be routed not only to the USMCC here in the U.S. but also to the to Mission Control Center and the Rescue Coordination Center nearest the distress, as they would have the responsibility for initiating the rescue. Note however that specific search and rescue resources vary from country to country and are affected by economic circumstance, so do your research in advance when planning a trip into remote areas of the world.

Pilot coral rescue efforts began from ahead of the disease boundary in September 2018, when 102 colonies were carefully collected by Coral Rescue Team divers and partners from three reef sites and corals were maintained in tanks at Keys Marine Lab on Long Key, Florida. Unfortunately, the spread of SCTLD was faster than the ability to conduct day trips out of Key West to collect corals. Therefore, to accelerate the collection and rescue of corals, 7 multi-day coral rescue cruises into the Marquesas Keys and the Dry Tortugas were conducted by the Coral Rescue Team on a live aboard dive vessel, the M/V Makai, with the capacity to collect up to 450 corals per cruise. Corals were collected and maintained on the vessel during the cruise. Once the collections were completed, the Coral Rescue Team and vessel directly delivered the corals to intermediate holding facilities at the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University and from there, rescue corals were then shipped to Coral Rescue Holding facilities.

All Coral Rescue holding facilities (AZA and non-AZA) are jointly managed by the FWC and AZA, and must meet and maintain the highest of standards for the holding and care of rescue corals. These standards were developed in coordination with the Coral Rescue Team, the AZA Husbandry Leadership Team, and the AZA Coral Health Management Advisory Group, and are reflected in Coral Rescue Holding Facility management documents.

Once corals are collected and in holding, the next steps for rescue corals involve redistributing them across holding and propagation facilities based on species and genetics so they can be propagated (i.e., bred).

The Coral Monitoring Dashboard provides summary information about the rescue effort including: number of corals rescued, species rescued and facility currently housed. The dashboard is updated as collections occur and corals are distributed to holding facilities.

The Senate approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package on March 6. The House gave final approval to the legislation on Wednesday, and President Biden signed it on Thursday. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

Although Little Man aka Manny (fka Martin) came from a hoarding situation, you would never know it when you meet him. He LOVES everyone, snuggles with his new sister (also a chihuahua), and also loves to chase his other fur sisters. I am so incredibly thankful that Rescue Gang and their partner rescue in Texas that brought him to Milwaukee. You all do an amazing job!!! I hope to adopt another furbaby from Rescue Gang in the future. 041b061a72


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