ARTI - American Rescue Team International
563 Charlotte St., Sydney
Nova Scotia, CA
Contact person: Copp, Doug
- Aid organization
- Overnight facilities
- Volunteers are welcome.
Founded in 1985, The American Rescue Team International EPRC/ARTI is a 501(c)3, non-profit, non-political, non-governmental organization and an internationally recognized humanitarian rescue organization operating within the framework of the Geneva Convention and Protocols. Our purpose is to save lives, reduce suffering and to assist in the reduction of the devastating aftermath caused by catastrophic events.
ARTI has worked most of the major disasters, worldwide since 1985. At every imaginable disaster ARTI is trained and ready. Earthquakes, Explosions, Tornados, Landslides, Hurricanes, Mudslides, Mine Collapse, Rockslides, Water Rescue, Toxic Clouds, Fire Storms, Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue and incidents like the 'Rescue on Mt. Everest, the Explosion in Oklahoma City and 'The Occupation of the Japanese Ambassador's Residence in Peru'. The American Rescue Team has formed broad-based cooperative alliances with rescuers/rescue teams in 32 countries. This unites the best resources and people creating solutions for critical life saving and disaster problems.
ARTI assists Government Agencies, throughout the world, to be more functional and effective during the disaster; by modifying their systems not dramatically changing them just modifying with methods and knowledge ARTI has acquired at the world's disasters.
ARTI has learned 'what works' and what can be easily implemented 'on the spot' to reduce loss of life and suffering. Regulations and over regulation, licensing, permitting and bureaucratic "bias of choice" and their corresponding systems, can cost lives during a major disaster.
ARTI is spending a great deal of time and energy to change victim response procedures; during building collapse scenarios. Our objective is to take survivability from the current, worldwide, survival rate of 2%, using 'Duck and Cover' to 98% survivability, using 'The Triangle of Life ' Method. Understand, that people who get under things are crushed to death and people who get into large survivable voids, next to large bulky objects survive; by not getting crushed. This change has no cost except providing knowledge and will save 200-300,000 lives per year. http://www.amerrescue.org/triangleoflife.htm has video, power point presentations, magazine articles, published books, and complete information. Please forward and save lives.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Also we offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, deliver a lecture, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.