We are a specialist Urban Search and Rescue team responding to natural and man made disasters all over the world using our specialist skills and equipment to rescue trapped people.
Our mission is ‘United To Save Life’ and this ethos applies to every action of our volunteer specialists.
We are registered with the United Nations allowing us to operate primarily as a search and rescue team under their co-ordination in times of international disaster.
We are supported entirely by donations made by the public and corporate sponsorship. Every penny goes towards saving lives as we do not employ staff in administration, fundraising or any other role in the Corps. We are a UK based charity and offer our services completely free of charge, whether in the UK or overseas.
IRC was formed in 1981 following the Italian earthquake. Having seen the scenes of chaos and devastation portrayed in the media, we were determined that a co-ordinated search and rescue team should be available to attend all future catastrophies, wherever they took place. It is this determination that has carried us forward to where we are today, as one of the world’s most respected search and rescue teams.
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