Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon is an international non-profit disaster response organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy disaster response teams, free of charge to communities affected by disasters across the country. Team Rubicon currently maintains a roster of ~17,000 volunteers able to deploy throughout the United States. Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and self-worth, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life.

SERVICE above self is the driving force behind all of Team Rubicon’s operational activity. Our actions are characterized by the constant pursuit to prevent or alleviate human suffering and restore human dignity – we help people on their worst days.

Team Rubicon deploys equipped with all the resources required to provide the capabilities above including: personal protective equipment, hand tools, solar-powered electrical suites, Palantir intelligence analysis and mapping suite (in mobile and static platforms). All incident management personnel are trained in the application of Incident Command System (ICS) in compliance with the National Incident Management System. Volunteers are trained in the basics of ICS. Team Rubicon deploys as a self-sustaining unit.

Team Rubicon has responded to numerous natural disasters across the United States. The flexibility of our organization allows us to operate in two distinct ways:

a. Tactical Branch, Single Resource Unit, or Task Force – Team Rubicon can work under the direction of a governmental entity or agency (based on requested function) and integrate fully into an existing Incident Command System structure to perform disaster response functions.

b. Non-Government Organization (NGO) – Team Rubicon is a voting member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). Team Rubicon can integrate into national, state, or community VOAD efforts to provide its services to survivors, free of charge.

Team Rubicon stands ready to serve you and the residents of your area.

KEY SERVICES: 

  • Incident Management (On all operations)
    • Damage & Impact Assessment
    • Disaster Mapping and Work-Order Management
    • Incident Management Assistance Teams
  • Debris Management
    • General Debris Removal
    • Chainsaw Operations
    • Light and Heavy Vehicle Operations
    • Structure Demolition
  • Emergent/Hasty Home Repair
    • Roof Tarping
    • Muck-Out / Mold Mitigation & Remediation
  • Hazard Mitigation (Fire/Flood)
  • Spontaneous Volunteer Management
    • Planning for multiple VOADs
    • Volunteer Reception Center

Brian Wilson

Combined Arms, 2929 McKinney Street, Houston, TX, 77003

Brian Wilson is the Creative Technology Manager at Combined Arms. He served for six years in the US Army as a combat medic and has five years experience working in veteran non-profits throughout Houston.