United States is renowned for wildfires, flooding and other natural disasters – and some years seem kinder on us than others. Where would we be without the dedicated efforts of United State’s emergency services?
The Rapid Relief Team offers a unique catering support service to The United State’s federal and state emergency services. Over time, we have mobilized and streamlined our operations to respond with immediacy and efficiency to natural disasters across the United States.
Our volunteers are trained and accredited to set up catering tents at base camps – designated as safe zones by emergency services crews. Our operations are governed by WHS requirements by state.
Portland Wildfires 2017
In 2017, close to 8 million acres nationwide have burned in wildfires, and approximately a fourth of those acres have been in Oregon, where some 525,662 acres have burned as of September 3. Of those, an estimated 38,000 acres – about 7 percent of the total, have been lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).
On September 6, two massive and dangerous wildfires merge into a 32,000-acre blaze near Portland, raining ash down on the city. At 4:00am on Friday, September 8, the RRT Team from Portland, drove to a temporary relief site, where the Firefighters were assembling after their shifts, to eat and catch up on some rest, in the make-shift campsite. RRT served cold water bottles, Gatorade, energy bars and an assortment of pastry items.