Our team distributing critical disaster relief supplies in Lumberton, NC following Hurricane Florence (2018)
Specialized Tactical Operations rescue mobilization Team
STORM (Specialized Tactical Operations Rescue Mobilization) Team is a Search and Rescue Team and Disaster relief provider capable of deploying within the United States and its territories. We are dedicated to serving underserved communities during emergencies and disasters. STORMS mission is the safety and well being of all life. We are an organization comprised of Fire Fighters, Medic, EMS, First Responders, Veterans and all around good people that have the desire and sense of duty to serve and help others. STORM personnel is dedicated, trained and certificate holder of FEMA, USAR and Swift Water qualifications. All members are also part of CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) organizations. STORM members utilize our training and skills to assist Emergency Management Agencies at Federal, State and Local levels with Search and Rescue Operations.
Additionally STORM is capable of providing self sustaining Disaster Relief Operations. We are able to have items such as food, water, toiletries, dry goods, pantry items, blankets and school supplies delivered to the hardest hit communities whenever and wherever a disaster strikes. The STORM Team stays in military MASH style tent units on site and we use our own STORM equipment. This allows us to streamline and reduce overhead in rental equipment and lodging fees that are normally paid by other traditional relief agencies with donation dollars. STORM puts more of your donations into helping those most vulnerable and affected and less into administrative cost and overhead expenses. STORM partners with organizations like SPRINT ITDRC to provide wifi and satellite communications to the communities and agencies we serve when their 911, internet and phone services are down. We network with Sunbelt Rentals, Church World Services (CWS), Latter day Saints (LDS), Cajun Navy Relief and other organizations to provide the quickest most efficient disaster relief available.
STORM is the only organization in the nation that is a National Response Search and Rescue Team that also provides Disaster relief. STORM Search and Rescue personnel deploy as soon as they are able to reach the affected regions and begin performing missions. These Search and Rescue operations allow STORM the ability to network and make contacts that are crucial to rescue and relief efforts. These early Search and Rescue operations and contacts allow us to reduce the transition time between the Rescue and Relief periods of disaster management that other relief agencies experience . By streamlining cost and time STORM is the most timely and effective way for your donation dollars to really help people. We are capable of responding to hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes and other major disasters.
Please join us by becoming a STORM donor, supporter, sponsor or team member. Together we can save lives and define the future of disaster response.