Extraction & Rescue
When a hurricane strikes, large groups of people become trapped and cut off from essential, lifesaving services – especially along the track of the eye, where the storm is the most destructive and life-threatening. This is the result of several major factors, such as (but not limited to):
- Medical reasons
- Reliability on intensive medical care or assistive devices.
- Financial reasons
- Unable to afford plane, train, or bus ticket or even gas to leave town.
- Lack of local resources and infrastructure.
- City streets, roads, highways, and/or freeways along evacuation routes may become congested or gridlocked.
- Lack of fuel, food, and/or prescription medication may leas some to take their chances at home.
In the aftermath of the storm, many survivors require some form of medical attention. This could be minor or life critical. Too often, those who are most in need wait days or even weeks before the necessary medical attention can be provided. This is because:
- Routes connecting those in need to first responder services are dangerous and/or unusable.
- Flooding, fallen trees, debris, and/or live power lines may impede vehicle, boat, and foot travel.
- First responders, hospitals, and infrastructure are overwhelmed.
- First responders lack sufficient manpower and/or equipment to reach those most in need.
- Individuals and groups with critical skills such as medics, logisticians and linemen are often far away in safer areas.
The SPEAR Project seeks to address these critical issues and the critical issue of hurricane fatalities. We will do this by staffing the most competent, well-equipped, and well-trained rescue teams made up of experienced professionals ready to get the job done. The SPEAR Project will create shelter in the very areas predicted to be the worst and most affected to reach the individuals most in need until the storm passes.
For more information on how you can partner and join us, please contact us.