RAPID UK is a Gloucester based search and rescue charity made up of volunteers from across the UK. We deploy highly trained, self-sufficient rescue teams to help save lives after disasters across the world. We also carry out mitigation work in vulnerable countries, sharing our knowledge and experience by training local government agencies and communities to respond in a crisis. Alongside UK disasters, such as flooding, RAPID UK has responded to some of the world’s most devastating disasters including earthquakes in Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Haiti, Peru, and Pakistan. RAPID UK is a non-governmental organisation that relies totally on public donations.